After seven long years waiting for a new studio album, fans of The Knife can breath easy. Their latest release, Shaking The Habitual will be out next week on Rabid/Brille/Mute. The album is a stark departure from the first three pop-laden and minimalist albums the brother-sister duo released. It carries weighted political messages and has been paired with politically-charged graphics and videos created by artist friends in Sweden.
Speaking out against structures of gender and capitalism, Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olof Dreijer, used illustrations from artist, Liv Strömquist’s cartoon called, “End Extreme Wealth,” as the cover art for Shaking. “It is not challenging if you only listen to music where you know what’s going to happen, where you know the structure – there’s a verse, chorus and then it ends. I absolutely think that you can listen to music that starts your creativity,” Dreijer told Dazed.