"Hunter" is a song by Björk, released in 1998 as the third single from Homogenic. The song peaked at number 43 in the UK Singles Chart and at number 55 on the French Singles Chart.
The song also appeared on the soundtrack to The X-Files movie.
"Hunter" has been brilliantly well-received by music critics. Some praised its for its elaborate production, its haunting melody and cryptic lyrics. The accompanying music video has been acclaimed, and is considered to be one of the best Björk videos to date.
Music video 
In the video, a bald Björk (actually wearing a bald cap) is shown from the shoulders up (as seen on the cover of the single). Over the course of the song, she shakes and convulses, and, with the assistance of computer-generated imagery, slowly and unwillingly transforms into an animated polar bear. By the time the video ends, she has shaken off her animal features and become human again before fading back into the white background. The music video was directed by Paul White from Me Company, the graphic design company in charge of all the Björk album artwork since The Sugarcubes until Homogenic.
According to Björk, the song is about others depending on her:
||I guess that song's about when you have a lot of people that work for you and you sort-of have to write songs or people get unemployed, you know? In most cases, it's inspiring but in that particular song I was pissed off with it. I was ready for a break but it didn't seem fair on the people I worked with at the time.
Track listing 
- UK CD1 / EU CD
- "Hunter" (Radio edit) – 3:29
- "All Is Full of Love" (In Love with Funkstörung) – 5:24
- "Hunter" (µ-Ziq Remix) – 7:00
- UK CD2
- "Hunter" – 4:12
- "Hunter" (State of Bengal Remix) – 7:47
- "Hunter" (Skothùs Mix) – 9:12
- UK CD3
- "Hunter" (Mood Swing Remix) – 3:03
- "So Broken" (DJ Krust Mix) – 8:13
- "Hunter" (Live) – 4:28
- Mood Swing Remix
- µ-ziq Remix
- Skothùs Mix
- State of Bengal Remix
30 Seconds to Mars cover 
The song was covered by American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars on the their album A Beautiful Lie. The song was not originally a part of the album, but was recorded and added as a bonus track after the album leaked several months before it was to be released. Stylistically, the song is identical to the original, the only differences being in the second verse, the line "How Scandinavian of me" being changed to "How American of me," as well as the line "You just didn't know me" was added. The 30 Seconds to Mars cover peaked at number 29 on the Polish Music Charts and number 4 in Portugal.
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