Bjork Releases Intimate 'Biophilia' Song "Virus"

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Bjork performs 'Biophilia' in Manchester, UK on June 23, 2011 (Photo: Carsten Windhorst/Camera Press/Retna)
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Kevin O'Donnell

Bjork's ambitious iPad album Biophilia arrives September 27, but the Icelandic singer has already been releasing tunes, along with a series of apps. The latest is "Virus," which you can hear below.

Compared to the previously leaked "Crystalline" and "Cosmogony," this is the most intimate song yet. As lyrics like "I see protein transmutate / I knock on your skin / And I am in" suggest, Bjork compares her quest for love to a virus' search for a host (um, ok!). But never has a song about human ailment sounded so seductive or beautiful.

Hear It: Björk, "Virus"

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