The Knife, “A Cherry On Top”

The Knife's first album in eight years, Shaking the Habitual, came out a few weeks ago on the duo's own record label, and their first video for "A Tooth for an Eye" was a thoughtful dramatization of power in gender. Never giving us the upperhand, The Knife released their second video, for the song "A Cherry On Top", a very sparse, unyielding song on its own, but especially when accompanied by the simplicity of two swirling grids and nothing else. We've been given an entirely differen kind of image to grapple with. The song itself is almost nine minutes and its mesmerizing to watch the visualizations bend and twist as the song shifts in pitch. Watch the video below, and if you're in Europe, you can catch The Knife on their Shaking the Habitual Tour throughout the summer.