"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."