Don’t Come to Bjӧrk for Answers
Bjӧrk adds to her oeuvre of music videos this week with “Lionsong,” a distorted sight of the long-limbed, slippery suited artist inside the bristling tentacles of a toy we might’ve played with as a child. In the video, collaboratively directed by Inez & Vinoodh and Bjӧrk herself, parts zoom in to reveal the icon’s caged cleavage which all but sings with her for a man who “might come out of this loving [her].”
At its core, it’s less of a love song and more of a question of how to live and love with what sounds like the war bereaved. But you don’t come to Bjӧrk for answers and she knows that and instead gives her beating plastic heart as a peace offering. Whether the eerie, starred, dysmorphic visual will do is, ultimately, our question to answer.