Photo: Zach Klein

Björk Cavernous ‘Atopos’ Video: Look + Listen

In the music video for ‘Apotos,’ the lead single from her forthcoming tenth studio album Fossora (coming 9.30,) Björk seeks refuge in a dank cavernous setting.

The Greek word for strange, or out of place, ‘Atopos’ addresses the question: “Are these not just excuses to not connect?” and functions as an introduction to Fossora, Björk’s first album in five years.

Taking to social media the avant-garde Icelandic musician wrote “It is a good intro.” “Kinda like Fossora’s passport.” “If we don’t grow outwards towards love/We’ll implode inwards towards destruction,” Björk warns. “If my plant doesn’t reach towards you/There’s internal erosion towards all.”

Named after a feminine flip of the Latin word for “digger,” Fossora roots itself in the ground or as Björk stated about the record “It’s like digging a hole in the ground.” “This time around, I’m living with moles and really grounding myself.”

Tying the themes together through the shared experience of quarantining throughout the pandemic, Björk said “It was also woven into how I experienced the ‘now’… this time around 7 billion of us did it together nesting in our homes quarantining being long enough in one place that we shot down roots.”

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Author: Saul Goode

Photo: Zach Klein