The Knife – who announced that their new album, Shaking the Habitual, will drop starting April 8th – have released a provocatively challenging clip for the leadoff single, “Full of Fire.” The short film by artist Marit Östberg centers around gender politics and images of queer bodies. Eh, it’s probably better if you just read the director’s statement after watching “Full of Fire.” Via Stereogum:
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.