Björk has released “The Gate”, the first single from her forthcoming ninth album. Originally slated for a release this Monday, the song appeared on streaming services at midnight this morning (September 15). A limited edition 12” vinyl version is available via Björk’s label One Little Indian’s webstore.
The music video for the song – a collaboration between Björk, Andrew Thomas Huang, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, and James Merry – is screening as part of London Fashion Week for free this weekend, from 10am-6pm at The Store Studios.
Speaking about the music video in Dazed’s cover story with Björk, director Andrew Thomas Huang described the song and its relationship to the album: “‘The Gate’ is essentially a love song, but I say ‘love’ in a more transcendent way. Vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and I think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. It’s about rediscovering love – but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.”
Listen to “The Gate” below, and read its lyrics after the jump.
my healed chestwound transformed into a gate where i receive love from where i give love from and i care for you i care for you split into many parts splattered light beams into prisms that will reunite if you care for me and then ill care for you didnt used to be so needy just more broken than normal proud self sufficiency my silhouette is oval it is a gate i can care for you from i care for you you care for me