New Bjork Single, 'Crystalline,' Leaks Online: Listen
New Bjork Single, 'Crystalline,' Leaks Online: Listen

"Crystalline," the first single from Björk's forthcoming seventh studio album, "Biophilia," leaked online on Saturday (June 25), before its official release later this week.

The five-minute track finds Björk working with the explosive percussion of her "Homogenic" days, with a particularly bombastic breakdown at the 4:30 mark. Lyrically, the Icelandic singer tries to capture the wonder of crystal formation while comparing the process with her own personal growth: "We mimic the openness/Of the warmth we love…With our hearts, we kiss all quartz/To reach love," she sings.

"Crystalline" is set to be included on "Biophilia," the follow-up to 2007's "Volta" that was partly recorded using an iPad and will be released as a series of apps. The single was announced on Björk's Facebook page earlier this month, with a release date scheduled "towards end of June."

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Björk will premiere her live show for "Biophilia" Monday night at the Manchester International Festival, which marks her first U.K. performance in over three years. The singer will begin a three-week residency and perform six shows; afterward, "the 'Biophilia' show will travel to major cities around the world," according to the fest's official website.