​björk releases intense moving album cover for vulnicura

The latest artwork from Björk is full of CGI gore and eerie beauty.

by Felicity Kinsella
17 March 2015, 2:53pm

The artwork released so far for Björk's new album, Vulnicura, is anything but boring. Last week saw the release of the video for "Lionsong," complete with beating heart cleavage and PVC bodysuit. Before that we saw the artfully gory sleeve designed by Björk herself and regular collaborator LA-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang. It depicted the Icelandic icon as a sort of purple swamp monster, bent backwards over a rock with her chest ripped open.

The latest development brings that monster to life in a moving album cover. Set to the sounds of Family - a poignant track off her new album, following the break-up from her artist husband, Matthew Barney - she's moulded out of inky blackness into the vision we see on the sleeve before coming to life as the Björk we all know, sewing herself back together with fluorescent green thread and being reborn to the words, "It will relieve us from the pain, it will make us a part of this universe of solutions."