Monday, January 28, 2013

The Knife Debut New Song, Short Film "Full of Fire"

Even more video goodies for you this morning, this time from our favorite Swedish doom-electronic duo, The Knife.

The nearly 10-minute-long video (NSFW) is a perfectly twisted and demented pairing for an equally dark song from The Knife. Visual artist Marit Östberg's statement on her film can be found below the video and can be used as a perfect preface/warning to what you are about to watch.

The song itself is fantastic; equally entrancing as it is dark, a statement on gender roles and a politically skewed history, it serves as a perfect teaser of what's to come from The Knife's highly anticipated new album Shaking The Habitual, due out April 9.

From Marit Östberg, director of "Full of Fire" - 

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.

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