The Knife’s nine-minute opus ”Full of Fire”, the first single from their upcoming album Shaking the Habitual, has finally hit the Internet and this time you don’t have to worry about it being removed. After last week’s premature leakage, the single’s music video was officially premiered on the band’s website.
And what a music video it is. Feminist porn director Marit Ãstberg created this mini-movie, which focuses on a group of residents and passerbys on one city block, with their absurd, Fellini-esque happenings documented in a fractured, non-linear style.
Ãstberg said 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 humans’ 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 anonymo us 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 arrives April 8th in the UK and Europe and the following day in North America via Brille/Mute Records. Over the weekend, the band confirmed the album’s artwork and tracklist. They’ve also scheduled additional European tour dates, which you can see below.
The Knife 2013 Tour Dates:
04/27 Hamburg, DE @ Docks
04/29 Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali
04/30 - Zurich, CH @ Komplex 457
05/01 - Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
05/02 - Cologne, DE @ E Werk
05/04 - Paris, FR @ Cite De La Musique
05/05 - Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
05/06 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/08 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/09 London, UK @ Roundhouse
05/11 Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
05/12 - Copenhagen, DK @Vega
05/13 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
05/15 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum
05/16 - Stockholm, SE @ Hangaren Subtopia
05/17 Stockholm, SE @ Hangaren Subtopia
05/22-25 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
06/14 Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival
08/07 Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/09 Goteborg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
08/10 Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival