Björk’s Latest Video Takes Place Inside Her Mouth

Jesse Kanda: “If there’s one thing I’d like for people to take away, it’s the power of vulnerability.”

December 04, 2015

Björk's new clip is directed by Arca's regular collaborator, Jesse Kanda. The video quite literally shows a different side of Björk, since extended portions of the clip take place inside the artist's mouth.


"I am so extremely grateful to Jesse to be up for going on this journey," Björk told Dazed. "It was brave of him to take it on and i feel spoiled having witnessed him grow, making hi tech mouth models and inventing cameras all to match a little therapeutic song about the throat. His dedication and devotion is overwhelming! I am especially grateful for those sassy dancefloor moments we managed to squeeze in there as well: true magic!"

Kanda added, "If there's one thing I'd like for people to take away from this video, it's the power of vulnerability. That is what Björk's album Vulnicura is all about... having the courage to express yourself and seeing yourself in that mirror. Doing something that scares the shit out of you and sharing it, growing from it, spreading love and courage to others and making the world a warmer place to be and relate to each other."

"Making this video was as much a terrifying horrific experience to me as it was a dream come true and pure ecstasy," he continued. "It was a year-long roller coaster which triggered and ran parallel to some major growth in my own self as well. I have no words to express how grateful I am to Björk for this extremely intimate creation and her love."

Watch above, and revisit FADER's review of the singer's Carnegie Hall performance.

Björk’s Latest Video Takes Place Inside Her Mouth