Björk shows her heart in ‘Lionsong’ video – watch

See the new video for 'Vulnicura' album track

Björk has revealed the video for ‘Lionsong’, taken from her new album ‘Vulnicura’.

The video was directed by longtime Björk collaborators Inez & Vinoodh, who have worked extensively with the Icelandic singer in the past – most recently in 2011 on her ‘Biophilia’ project.

In the video, Björk is seen dressed in a similar style to that of the ‘Vulnicura’ album cover with viewers able to see her heart visibly beating through her chest. ‘Lionsong’ is the first song from ‘Vulnicura’ to get an official video after it was rush-released earlier this year.

Since the release of the record, Björk has discussed the breakdown of her relationship with artist Matthew Barney, which inspired the album. The artist said that the 2013 split was “the most painful thing” she had ever experienced. Björk and artist Matthew Barney were in a relationship for over a decade and have one daughter, Isadora. Writing about her new album on Facebook, Björk called ‘Vulnicura’ a “heartbreak album”.

Björk will play her first European gig since the release of new album ‘Vulnicura’ at Manchester International Festival later this year. The Icelandic singer will play at the Castlefield Arena on June 5 in the most high profile date in the annual festival’s pop and rock programme.

Björk was recently confirmed as one of the headliners for this year’s Wilderness Festival.