It had been lurking around the internet and was ultimately removed for a short while, but the visuals for The Knife‘s “Full Of Fire,” which will appear on their forthcoming album Shaking The Habitual, are finally (and officially) out. The nearly 10-minute-long video is not one that’s easy to digest; conceptualized by feminist porn director Marit Østberg, the eerie clip is rich mind-bending happenings that reflect larger ideas of gender roles. Says Østberg of the video:
“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.”
Shaking The Habitual hits shelves on April 9th. Watch the video for “Full Of Fire” above.