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WATCH: The Knife - 'Full Of Fire'
The Quietus , January 28th, 2013 03:31

Watch the video for punishing new single below

As we've previously reported, Swedish electronic pop/not-pop duo The Knife are set to release their long-awaited follow-up to 2006's acclaimed Silent Shout, entitled Shaking The Habitual, on 8th April. Thus far there's been little clue to as to what the album's actually likely to sound like - as ever with The Knife, their music is evolutionary enough to make it difficult to predict - but last week an advance rip of new single 'Full Of Fire' appeared briefly online, and incited a flurry of cries of 'Well, this is rather good, isn't it?'.

Now they've made the video for 'Full Of Fire' - a nine-minute long techno/coldwave/post-punk freakout pockmarked by Karin Dreijer Andersson's distorted, half-shouted half-chanted vocals - officially available for your viewing pleasure. You can watch it via the embed above and head across to the Knife's website for full details.

The film is by Stockholm and Berlin-based artist Marit Östberg, who says of the video: "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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