Still churning out videos for her latest incredible effort Vulnicura, Björk is back with a new video for “Mouth Mantra.” Collaborating with director Jesse Kanda, the new video not only bring us inside the sonic world of the iconic artist but inside her mouth. Premiering the piece over on Dazed, Björk noted:
“i am so extremely grateful to jesse to be up for going on this journey …. it was brave of him to take it on and i feel spoiled having witnessed him grow , making hi tech mouth models and inventing cameras all to match a little therapeutic song about the throat . his dedication and devotion is overwhelming !!!
i am especially grateful for those sassy dancefloor moments we managed to squeeze in there aswell : true magic !!”
Playing out like a haunted fever dream, the video glides with Gaspar Noe-esque ease between Björk dancing manically in the dark, close-ups on her striking face, and inside into the gummy depths of her mouth. Kandra went on to explain that:
“If there’s one thing I’d like for people to take away from this video, it’s the power of vulnerability. That is what Björk’s album Vulnicura is all about to me, and hopefully this video reflects that. It’s about having the courage to express yourself and seeing yourself in that mirror. Doing something that scares the shit out of you and sharing it, growing from it, spreading love and courage to others and making the world a warmer place to be and relate to each other.”
Check out the amazing new video for yourself below and read more from Kanda here.