Watch: The Knife reveal ‘Full of Fire’ and 10 min video
Swedish electronic duo The Knife have unveiled “Full Of Fire”, the first single from their forthcoming album ‘Shaking The Habitual’, and premier a short film by Marit Östberg.
The mysterious siblings Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer first rose to fame with their 2003 album ‘Deep Cuts’. Often reclusive and media-shy, The Knife finally toured for the first time in 2006, following the release of their second full-length, ‘Silent Shout’.
When it came time to create a video for the new single “Full of Fire”, The Knife turned to Stockholm/Berlin-based filmmaker and visual artist, Marit Östberg. Her works are often focused on images of queer bodies and sexualities. She sees her work in a wider context of feminist fights and histories and her visual world has been described as uncompromising. Uncompromisingly current. Uncompromisingly sexy. Uncompromisingly political.
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 the video below:
The Knife’s ‘Shaking The Habitual’ is out on 5th April on Pod Records