Björk Sits Against a Raging Volcano in “Sorrowful Soil” Music Video
From her tenth studio album, ‘Fossora.’
Today, Björk released the music video for “Sorrowful Soil” from her new album, Fossora.
The song serves as a eulogy to the Icelandic singer’s late mother and the video brings it to life against a raging volcano. Directed by Viðar Logi, the video is shot with an interesting oval-shaped frame – warping what the viewer can see of the singer and her surrounding environment. But as Björk slips in and out of the frame, the video reveals different cuts of the Fagradalsfjall volcano, which erupted for six months in 2021 and began erupting again in August of this year.
“for me, sorrowful soil and ancestress are the 2 songs on fossora written for my mother … ancestress is my take on funeral-music but sorrowful soil is written 2 years before and mirrors more that last chapter,” said Björk in a release. “…the lyric is an attempt for an eulogy and instead of the dry fact checking : place of birth , job, marriage , i wanted to celebrate the biological data like the fact that most girls are born with 400 eggs … and then in their lifetime they make 2-3 nests…”
As the Icelandic singer presents her emotion-laden song, she appears in a captivating ombre-colored sculptural top dress with a gold Orchid face piece. Check out the video for “Sorrowful Soil” above.
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