Watch The Knife’s Creepy New Video for “Full of Fire”

By Doug Bleggi

2013 is shaping up to be a big year for highly anticipated releases. Among the records we are most feverish for is The Knife‘s fourth proper album, Shaking the Habitual, their followup to 2006′s widely influential Silent Shout. knife shaking the habitual

Details have been trickling out about the new record over the past week like it’s cover, track listing and 98-minute running time. Now with this new Marit Östberg-directed short film, we have the album’s first single, the epic “Full of Fire.” The song itself is a marvel, sprawling for over nine minutes on a robotic beat while nitemarish synths and vocal manipulations linger and swell to their breaking point. In typical Knife fashion, the video is equally as unsettling, or as Östberg puts it, is “Uncompromisingly current. Uncompromisingly sexy. Uncompromisingly political.”

The Knife themselves can be seen in the video as well — Karin Dreijer Andersson plays the woman wearing the wig in the apartment and Olof Dreijer plays the man in the scarf.

Check out the “Full of Fire” video below.