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"Lionsong" - Björk [YouTube Official Music Video + Lyrics]

Chris Tart

by Chris Tart

Published March 12, 2015

Björk's "Lionsong," the second track off her newest album Vulnicura, has received the video treatment. With this visual, the Icelandic singer displays her captivating, charismatic, and awesomely weird artistry.

She sets the mood with a rather dark representation of a beating heart composed of her bosom. Her latex-covered chest is as bare as the song's lyrics. The repeated lines, "Maybe he will come out of this love me / Maybe he won't / Somehow I'm not too bothered either way," dominate this angsty break-up tale.

The tell-all theme of the video, song, and album follows a romantic split in Björk's personal life. She told Pitchfork, "When I did this album — it all just collapsed. I didn’t have anything. It was the most painful thing I ever experienced in my life." As the greatest artists are known to do, she turned her pain into alluring art. "The only way I could deal with that was to start writing for strings; I decided to become a violin nerd and arrange everything for 15 strings and take a step further than what I’ve done before," she said.

For Björk's music, news, and tour dates, check out her Zumic artist page.

Vulnicura is available on Amazon (CD, MP3, Vinyl).

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Source: Björk's YouTube

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