The return of The Knife has been handled with the same grace and poise that has marked the rest of the Swedish group's career.
Breezing back into our lives with a rare sense of calm, The Knife recently sealed off sessions on their new studio album. 'Shaking The Habitual' will be released later this year, with lead track 'Full Of Fire' emerging online at the tail end of last week. As always, the renowned perfectionists have developed some pretty special visuals.
The Knife have recruited Marit Östberg, a film maker based in Stockholm and Berlin, to work on a clip for 'Full Of Fire'. The results are predictably spectacular. Known as an uncompromising artist, Östberg has crafted a powerful video which focusses on gender, class and politics - heady stuff...
Marit Östberg: “The film ‘Full of Fire’ started to grow as an embryo in the song´s lines ‘Who looks after my story’. Who takes care of our stories when the big history, written by straight rich white men, erase the complexity of human´s lives, desires and conditions? The film ‘Full of Fire’ consists of a network of fates, fears, cravings, longings, losses, and promises. Fates that at first sight seem isolated from each other, but if we pay attention, we can see that everything essentially moves into each other. Our lives are intertwined and our eyes on each other, our sounds and smells, mean something. Our actions create reality, we create each other. We are never faceless, not even in the most grey anonymous streets of the city. We will never stop being responsible, being extensions, of one another. We will never stop longing for each other, and for something else.”
Watch it now.
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The Knife are set to release 'Shaking The Habitual' April 8th.