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WATCH: Jenny Wilson - The Future
Laurie Tuffrey , October 14th, 2013 07:51

First look at video from forthcoming new album Demand The Impossible

Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson is set to return with a new album, her fourth, Demand The Impossible!, on November 7 via Sony Sweden.

Taking its inspiration from a graffito from the 1968 riots in Paris, it'll be the first album since 2011's Blazing for Wilson, a founder member of First Floor Power and The Knife/Robyn collaborator, having won a battle with breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2010.

She's previously released the video for the track 'Autobiography' (have a look at the foot of the piece), but we've got a first look at the promo for 'The Future', a strident electro-pop cut with an earworm of a synth-string hook working up to Wilson's multi-tracked octave-leaping voice declaring "change is coming on" in the chorus. The video, like that for 'Autobiography', is another production with her creative partner Daniel Wirtberg, featuring some soberingly grim images of factory-line food production set alongside footage of Wilson staging her own protest, echoing that chorus line invocation.

Take a look at it above and read Wilson introducing the album below:

"'Be realistic, demand the impossible!' was a graffiti painted by the 1968's student radicals over a Paris wall during the uprisings. I love this beautiful and noisy expression. It makes total sense - what else can one do when you're a citizen in a society that's fucked up? Go out and demand the impossible!

"For me the tumults and the revolutionary currents during the last years, has been synonymous with what has happened in my own body. I had breast cancer three years ago. My body became a society in disorder. I had to rise, had to fight, had to start a rebellion against it. I'm the citizen, my body is the society, yeah, and I had to demand the impossible!

"With the lust for life and a exultant anger in me, I wrote and produced this album. It's a homage to the riot, to the survival, to the fight. Demand The Impossible! is a boiling soup, with a kick-down-the-fence approach. You hear the street prophet, the beggar, the sufferings of all times. It's juicy, it's rhythmic and with no speed limits. I've never done a greater record. Never written poetry with a sharper pen before. I had no choice."

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