Bjork releases virtual reality app to accompany ‘Stonemilker’

The app is for Apple devices only for the time being

Bjork has released an Apple Store app designed specifically to view her 3D video for ‘Stonemilker’, previously promoted as an in-person only experience at exhibitions in New York and London.

The video was made available via YouTube in June this year, but the new app is designed to recreate some of the in-person experience.

‘Stonemilker’ is the opening track from Vulnicura, released earlier this year, while the video is shot in Bjork’s native Iceland, by Andrew Huang, and includes an ‘immersive’ string version of the track. For the full experience you’ll need virtual reality glasses (as detailed in the appstore), though the app does work in a more basic way on iPhone and iPad without the accessory.

If you’d prefer to view the video in its more conventional form, you can see an interactive version of the 3D filming via YouTube, below:

The video for ‘Mouth Mantra’ also has an unusual angle, taking fans inside Bjork’s mouth as she sings the single.

The Icelandic artist recently spoke about the inspiration behind ‘Stonemilker’, saying earlier this week:

“I was walking on a beach and I was walking back and forth and the lyrics came along without me really editing them. The strength of this album is really simplicity and the thinking out loud feeling. And I shouldn’t be too clever. It would work against it. So, I kind of just went with the first words that came. [They’re] probably the most obvious lyrics I’ve ever written.”

She continued “It’s about someone who’s trying to get emotions out of another person. The whole song is emotionally about wanting clarity, wanting simplicity, and talking to someone who wants things to be really complex and foggy and unclear. And you saying, ok, I’ve got clarity: want it or not? So, it’s sort of celebrating simplicity and clarity.”