A 10 minute long track might at first seem a little self indulgent, but this is The Knife and we should be more than willing to indulge. Full of Fire is a track that evolves while you listen to it, but it’s also beautifully cohesive. Every component of this track works. There are tons of killer shifts in the baseline and beat (e.g. at around 7:06, and the one that absolutely slays me at around 9:05). There are periods of creepy reverb spread onto an already creepy vocal. The lyrics are both introspective and challenging, and in no small measure, darkly poetic. It’s pretty heavy listening, but perfect, if you’re in the right mood.
And then there is the short film, directed by Feminist porn director Marit Østberg. Filmed in the realm where social norms are abandoned. Where people are weird and unafraid to embrace it. Where gender stereotypes are ignored or twisted. It’s weird and kinda shocking. A finger snap to wake up from the mundane.
Read the director’s statement here.
Can’t feckin wait for this gig.