Video: The Knife, “Full of Fire”

January 28, 2013

Here's the video for The Knife's brutal and wonderful new single, "Full of Fire," via Sweden's SVT. Marit Östberg, born in Stokholm and now residing in Berlin, where she makes porn for feminists, directs the mini-film, which follows a cast of 16 across 10 minutes. When you're full of fire, what's the object you desire? is the song's driving question, illustrated here with lonely yelps into the ocean, broken glass and bondage ties. At the end, there's a guttural epilogue of bent Salt 'N Pepa: Let's talk about gender baby/ Let's talk about you and me. The Knife's album Shaking the Habitual, their first as a duo since 2006's Silent Shout, drops April 9th. It runs nearly 100 minutes long, filling two CD discs and three vinyl LPs. See a full tracklist below, as well as a statement from the director:

Shaking the Habitual:
01 A Tooth for an Eye
02 Full of Fire
03 A Cherry on Top
04 Without You My Life Would Be Boring
05 Wrap Your Arms Around Me
06 Crake 0:55
07 Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized
08 Raging Lung
09 Networking
10 Oryx
11 Stay Out Here
12 Fracking Fluid Injection
13 Ready to Lose

Marit Östberg on "Full of Fire":

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.

Video: The Knife, “Full of Fire”