David Knight - 19th Sept 2017

Björk returns with another collaboration with Andrew Thomas Huang, together with Gucci's Alessandro Michele and headdress designer James Merry.

The Gate is the first track taken from Björk's new album (produced by Arca) but the visual style is a continuation of the ethereal, performance and tech-heavy visuals that accompanied her previous one, Vulnicura. The change is is perhaps in the world around Bjork: it's turned into a much less forbidding and much brighter place, and Andrew Thomas Huang brings a CGI-enhanced vision to work with the extraordinary irridescent garment, designed by Alessandro Michele, that's worn by Bjork.

“The Gate is essentially a love song, but I say ‘love’ in a more transcendent way," Björk has told Dazed magazine. "Vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and I think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. It’s about rediscovering love—but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.”

PRO Credits


DirectorAndrew Thomas Huang
ProducerJeremy Hartman
ProducerSara Nassim
Production CompanyStrangeLove
Executive ProducerTom Berendsen
Executive ProducerSara Greco
Executive ProducerKevin Shapiro
Executive ProducerTai Thittichai
Director of PhotographyOliver Millar
Art DirectorGrace Alie
WardrobeAlessandro Michele
HairJohnny Stuntz
Make-upAndrew Gallimore
ColouristMark Wilenkin
VFXAdam Swaab
VFX CompanyWolf & Crow
Director's RepresentationOB Management
Other creditsCreative Directors: Björk, Andrew Thomas Huang, James Merry, Alessandro Michele. Headpiece: James Merry Gown: Alessandro Michele Dancer: Leo Morimune CG Lead: Matt Berenty Compositing Lead: Matt Lavoy Character Animation Lead: Mitch Gonzalez 2D Animator: Kevin Stein

David Knight - 19th Sept 2017

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