Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Knife Release Video for "A Tooth For An Eye"

The Knife released a video for their track "A Tooth For An Eye" last week.  The track, available today, is from their upcoming album Shaking The Habitual which is scheduled for release on April 9.  The video was directed by Roxy Farhat and Kakan Hermansson.  Check it out below.
“A Tooth For An Eye” deconstructs images of maleness, power and leadership, Who are the people we trust as our leaders and why? What do we have to learn from those we consider inferior?

 In a sport setting where one would traditionally consider a group of men as powerful and in charge, an unexpected leader emerges. A child enters and allows the men to let go of their hierarchies, machismo and fear of intimacy, as they follow her into a dance. Their lack of expertise and vulnerability shines through as they perform the choreography.

Amateurs and skilled dancers alike express joy and a sense of freedom; there is no prestige in their performance.