We were going to write about this track, Sweedish IcePop siblings The Knife’s long awaited return single, Full Of Fire, last week, Using the Juno stream of the track. Then the Juno stream got pulled and there hasn’t been a stream of the whole song from an official source since, so out words went to waste. Today, the video dropped, so we can present the song is all it’s glory. A beautiful and engaging nine minute epic and everything we’d want from a The Knife track. At points the track feels more like being privy to a special The Knife live jam session as the duo constantly evolve the popping drums and abrasive synths. More true to the original ethos of Industrial Music that anything released in the past two decades, this Coldwave oddessy is made all the more appealing by Karin Dreijer Andersson’s welcoming vocals.
The video is a short film by Stockholm and Berlin-based feminist director Marit Östberg, who had this to say “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.”
Full Of Fire is taken from The Knifes forthcoming album, Shaking The Habitual, released 8th April,
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