Björk is preserving the momentum occurring her new album Fossora: At this time, the art-pop legend has shared the transfixing new music video for the album spotlight “Sorrowful Soil.”
Björk shared in an Instagram publish that, together with the one “Ancestress,” “Sorrowful Soil” is one among two songs on Fossora about her late mom. Whereas “Ancestress” was her personal tackle “funeral music,” “Sorrowful Soil” focuses extra on the time period main as much as a cherished’s ones imminent passing.
“when my grandfather handed away there was a pamphlet on the hospital advising family members learn how to discuss to family members earlier than they go away,” the Icelandic musician went on. “i cherished the way it went actually generic and common and stated that each one of them will give households to-do-lists (dry-cleaning and such) but additionally ask in the event that they did effectively. the final a part of the lyric is following this recommendation.”
The “Sorrowful Soil” video is shot in a manner that feels such as you’re Björk by a tunnel, or along with your eyelids half-closed. Regardless of the luxurious choral preparations backing her voice on the recording, the clip sees her alone on the not too long ago erupted Icelandic volcano Fagradalsfjall on the Reykjanes peninsula, surrounded by an unlimited canyon full of lava. It’s stunning, however a bit daunting — not too far off from the music’s subject material. Watch the video for “Sorrowful Soil” beneath.
Fossora, the follow-up to Björk’s 2017 album Utopia, earned her a nomination for Greatest Different Music Album for the upcoming 2023 Grammys.