"The Dull Flame of Desire" is a song recorded by Icelandic singer Björk featuring Antony Hegarty from the band Antony and the Johnsons. The track was released as the fifth and final single from her sixth full-length studio album, Volta, on 29 September 2008. Björk has performed the song 12 times on her global Volta tour, often with Antony Hegarty onstage. The lyrics to the song are an English translation of a Russian poem by Fyodor Tyutchev, as it appears in the Andrei Tarkovsky film, Stalker.
After the fan-made video contest for Björk's previous single "Innocence", the contest’s three runners up were called back to help with the video for "The Dull Flame of Desire".
The video has three segments. In the first part (directed by Masahiro Mogari), a lot of little white dots are moving until they form Björk and Ahnoni's faces. The second part (directed by Marçal Cuberta) features the footage of Björk and Ahnoni with a threshold effect. In the third part (directed by Christoph Jantos), their faces are seen moving until both faces morph into one. File Hashes