Remember when bands made really good videos and MTV would play them and you’d go buy a cassette or CD not necessarily because of the song but because the video was stunning? Doesn’t happen any more and it’s not going to happen for Fever Ray (the solo project of Karin Dreijer Andersson of The Knife), unfortunately, even though this video for “If I Had a Heart” is a true masterpiece (and the song is equally impressive). Two weeks into 2009 and it might be the most amazing video of the year … that is, unless, of course Fever Ray follows it up with something even more amazing.
The self-titled debut by Fever Ray is currently available digitally on Amazon.com and you can probably find it other places. The physical copy will be available in March.