Boomers and older may fear the heathen technology and the havoc demon concepts such as online newspapers, streaming audio and Twitter might wreak upon our crumbling society, but not us, no way. What terrifies us is the barren past, which included only rowboats, hinterlands, trees without leaves, dusty books, wolves, fogs, the sea and darkness, as seen in this video for the gripping dirge "If I Had a Heart." Fever Ray, who you may remember as Karin Dreijer from the Knife, is fearless of these things, apparently, as she can be seen in her own video cradled in a murky twig-and-branch web painted up like a sad calaca from Dios de los Muertos. She might be equating the frozen nature of said absentee heart to the Day of the Dead, or she might not. Either way we are going to have nightmares about this amazing scary video while dreaming about the amazing pretty song.
Video: Fever Ray, “If I Had a Heart”
January 07, 2009