LOOK: MoCAtv Publishes Stunning New Björk Video “Mutual Core” On New YouTube Channel
By Staff on November 13, 2012
Björk’s aesthetically stunning video for “Mutual Core” has been published through The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art’s new YouTube channel, MOCAtv. In addition to its standing as the ninth track off of Björk’s 2011 album Biophilia, “Mutual Core” is likely the first song in history to sing tectonic plate metaphors over a dubstep beat.
Video director Andrew Thomas Huang, who recently earned accolades at the Cannes Lions New Directors Showcase, visually builds off of Björk’s geologic lyrical motifs by integrating the vocalist with the continually evolving sedimentary landscape.
After several minutes of a soft-synthesizer buildup, Björk literally erupts from the sand into a heavily-wobbled dubstep chorus. Huang, not missing a beat, detonates a volcano to parallel Björk’s lyrical passion.
On “Mutual Core,” Huang’s film direction somehow matches the epic bombast that we've come to expect from Björk’s songwriting – a seemingly impossible task!
Don’t miss this incredible display of audio-visual dynamic range and check out the video below.
Also look for an upcoming Biophilia remix album entitled bastards, available on November 19 through One Little Indian. Björk’s hand-picked bastards producers include Current Value, Death Grips and These New Puritans.