Take a literal journey through Bjork’s body in video for “Hollow”

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By now, Bjork could do an album of duets with a frog and no one would be surprised. Her most recent album, the app-based Biophilia, deals with themes of science and nature, because why not? Following the first single off Biophilia, "Chrystalline," comes a trippy video for "Hollow," in which we get to know the endearingly weird Icelander like never before. We're treated to cellular-based animation of Bjork's insides as DNA replication and the movement of cells are paired with Bjork's spare, pulsing arrangement. The whole thing comes off as paradoxically both primitive and futuristic at the same time, as we're carried along by Bjork's electronically-manipulated vocals.

For the "Hollow" video, Bjork collaborated with director and biomedical animator Drew Berry, who explained:

"The 'Hollow' music video is a powers-of-10-exploration of the microscopic and molecular landscapes inside Bjork's body. The animation was constructed from molecular models of DNA and proteins derived from various forms of scientific data such as x-ray crystallography."

If it's anything resembling Fantastic Voyage, you can sign me up. (But forget Osmosis Jones). There's really nothing else to say after Bjork's own description of the song:

"It's just the feeling when you start thinking about your ancestors and DNA that the grounds open below you and you can feel your mother and her mother, and her mother, and her mother, and her mother 30,000 years back. So suddenly you're this kinda tunnel, or trunk of DNA…All these ghosts came up so it ended up being a Halloween song and quite gothic in a way…It's like being part of this everlasting necklace when you're just a bead on a chain and you sort of want to belong and be a part of it and it's just like a miracle."