A new album from Björk is on the way. But before we get to hear Fossora in its entirety later this month, the avant-pop legend has shared another sample of it today with the new single “Ovule” and an accompanying music video.
“Ovule” begins with Björk’s one-of-a-kind vocals over a subtle horn melody: “I have placed a glass egg above us floating/ An oval ovule in a dark blood red void/ Carries our digital selves, embracing and kissing,” she sings. Later on, an industrial beat comes in to give the track some groove. “In the dark blood red oval void/ Our lovemaking avatars in a shell,” which sounds a bit like a metaphor for dating apps, but who knows.
Björk wrote a bit more about “Ovule” on social media:
ovule for me is my definition of love
it is a meditation about us as lovers walking around this world
and i imagine 2 spheres or satellites following us around
one above us that represents ideal love
one below us representing the shadows of love
and we ourselves walk around in the third sphere of real love ,
where the everyday monday-morning meet-in-the-kitchen-love lives in
See Björk wear some intricate gowns with gems on her face in the Nick Knight-directed video for “Ovule” below.
“Ovule” follows the previously-released single “Atopos.” Fossora is due out September 30th, and pre-orders are ongoing. Also on Björk’s schedule is a podcast series about her discography as well as performances at Primavera Sound’s new Latin American festivals.