Björk doesn’t appear in the video for her pulsing, orchestral Biophilia song “Hollow” — or, if she does, it’s an image of Björk magnified so many times that it’s impossible to tell who it is. In keeping with Biophilia’s science-besotted theme, she’s collaborated on the video with biomedical animator Drew Berry to create a colorful, animated vision of DNA replication, though faces and butterflies and weirdly pretty touches like that sometimes float through.
Talking about the video, Björk says:
“It’s just the feeling when you start thinking about your ancestors and DNA that the grounds open below you and you can feel your mother and her mother, and her mother, and her mother, and her mother 30,000 years back. So suddenly you’re this kinda tunnel, or trunk of DNA… All these ghosts come up so it ended up begin a Halloween song and quite gothic in a way… It’s like being part of this everlasting necklace when you’re just a bead on a chain and you sort of want to belong and be a part of it and it’s just like a miracle.”
Watch it below.
Biophilia is out now on Nonesuch.