The long-awaited clip for “Crystalline,” the lead single from Björk‘s upcoming science-and-sonic-minded album Biophilia, has finally arrived! And in news that will be surprising to literally no one, it’s fucking weird.
Directed by longtime collaborator Michel Gondry (“Human Behaviour,” “Hyperballad,” Declare Independence”), the space-age clip for the Icelandic empress of all things alternative is positively dripping in 1993-tastic stop-motion animation, looking like a deleted scene left on the cutting room floor from Beetlejuice or Land of the Lost.
Watch as the almighty Björkmoon oversees some colorful doodles/synapses/the shit Gary Busey sees in his dreams while down below, ice crystals, lasers and strange volcanoes erupt in all their full clay-mation glory, rippling and shimmering across some a dark planet of sorts.
By the time the Icelandic songstress takes a leave from her orb for a brief hoppity-hop around the planet’s glass orbs during the song’s sick drum ‘n’ bass breakdown, you’ll be making like Taio Cruz and throwing your hands up in the air (sometimes) screaming “Ay-yo! This bitch is cray cray!”
And that is right. Because she is. And I love it.
“Crystalline” was released on June 27. (iTunes)