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January 28th, 2013
The world has been waiting far too long for something new by The Knife, but finally we have new music, a new video, and a new album to get excited about. Recently it was announced that their fourth album, Shaking The Habitual, will be out in April, preceded by first single, “Full of Fire.” Today Karin and Olof dropped the video for the song, which is actually a full-on short film by Marit Östberg. As you’d expect, it’s a real weird one. Here’s what the director had to say.
“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.”Tweet