Swedish electronic duo the Knife unveiled the proper video for “Full of Fire,” the new single from their highly anticipated album Shaking the Habitual. The visual is a complex affair that follows a bunch of people doing mundane things like walking around and vacuuming, but it all seems extremely urgent. That’s because the song itself is pure Knife-ian weirdness, a nine-minute barrage of crescendoing electronics and Karin Dreijer Andersson’s devilish vocal tones. The video is actually billed as a short film from Marit Östberg and, as she explains, “… it 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.” It’s good to see the Knife’s bleak outlook on our lives hasn’t changed.
Shaking the Habitual is out 4/9 via Mute.