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The video was shot at the recently erupted Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland

Björk shares new video for 'Sorrowful Soil'

Björk has shared a video for her track 'Sorrowful Soil'.

The video for the cut, lifted from recent album 'Fossora', depicts Björk singing a eulogy to her late mother close to the recently erupted volcano Fagradalsfjall in Iceland. It was directed by Viðar Logi, who also created the artwork for her recent album.

In a press release about 'Sorrowful Soil', Björk said that it was written "from random improvisations", adding: I kinda thought I was writing another song but then when I edited it I threw away most of the stuff and this is what stood there staring at me."

She continued: "For me, 'Sorrowful Soil' and 'Ancestress' are the two songs on 'Fossora' written for my mother... 'Ancestress' is my take on funeral music, but 'Sorrowful Soil' is written two years before and mirrors more that last chapter.

"At the time i had been working with the fantastic Hamrahlid Choir and wanted to give them the piece they deserved, and with that intention unknowingly wrote what the conductor Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir said was the most difficult piece they ever sang. It has nine voices, not the usual four (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) which took the choir evenings of a whole summer to rehearse. I am so incredibly grateful to them for this sacrifice and you can hear all of it in the recording."

Watch the video for 'Sorrowful Soil' below.

Björk released 'Fossora' in September after sharing the full details of the record at the start of that same month.

She previously shared videos for the tracks 'Atopos' and 'Ancestress'.