Björk–The Day of Truth

Björk’s new video “Wanderlust” is just as amazing as I hoped it be. Apparently Yahoo! premiered the video in 2D not 3D as mentioned in my previous post, yet a 3D version will be released on DVD (glasses included) April 14th.

A heard of woolly yaks prop Björk on their backs as they travel down a rushing river. Throughout the video Björk struggles with her second self, a being called Painbody Backpack. Tumbling and twisting the two wrestle with each other. Traveling through this land she is also on a Journey to discover herself. I especially love the yaks with their wide eyes and careful glances. If you haven’t seen it on Yahoo! yet take seven very worthwhile minutes to enter Björk’s realm of wonder, or watch it here:

To find out even more about the making of the video check out this article in The New York Sun. Here is an excerpt from the article:

“Many of the found objects were used to create the appearance of other objects. On video, moss can look like grass. Rotted wood can look like giant fractured rocks. Hair can be made to appear as if it is a flowing river.”

Here are some other artists who have recently come out with unique and creative videos:

Arcade Fire — “Neon Bible” and “Black Mirror”
The Raveonettes — “Sound of Color”
The New Pornographers —“Myriad Harbor”
(and I’ll just throw it in there since its definitely a departure from all her other videos) Britney Spears — Break the Ice


  • Reply April 18, 2008


    I know, I love it when artists are creative with their music videos

  • Reply April 17, 2008

    A. Luna

    wanderlust is sensational! the animations are simply marvelous….it’s a feast for the eyes and björk is brilliant as usual!

  • Reply April 4, 2008

    Courtney Nichols

    Oh shit…..that new pornographers video is amazing! I need to start watching music videos again…I am lost in a daze of only sounds and no visuals

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