Stranger Than Kindness by Fever Ray

Karin Andersson, better know as one half of The Knife and her own solo work Fever Ray, has a new video out and it continues her creepy but amazing streak. The song is a cover of Nick Cave’s Stranger Than Kindness and it’s a pretty good version of, though with some characteristically Fever Ray instrumentals behind it. The video was directed by frequent collaborator Andreas Nilsson who also did the video for If I Had a Heart.

The video features Karin looking like an old woman and there’s a whole bunch of lasers shooting everywhere. Of course it has a really dark ambience to it all or it wouldn’t be a Fever Ray video.Really great song with a really crazy looking music video.

Found through Gorilla vs. Bear


3 Comments Stranger Than Kindness by Fever Ray

  1. Thomas October 23, 2009 at 10:32 PM

    Fever Ray is all kinds of awesome. This video clip reminds me the most of her live set. Karin with the triangle on her head, the old fashioned lamps, the green lasers, the shamanistic looking mask, …
    Everyone should check her out live sometimes, she was amazing. To me it almost felt like a surreal experience. Very much like this videoclip!

  2. Lucy October 24, 2009 at 3:41 AM

    aie, she just gets better with every video released, doesn’t she? If you’re interested, The Guardian Newspaper has a free download of a live album, which I think you can get from her website:

  3. Yoram Roth October 28, 2009 at 1:04 AM

    Not sure if you read Resident Advisor, the site for all things House Music. Anyway, they have a weekly Mixtape you can download, and this week (for Halloween) the mix is done by Fever Ray. You have to be a member, but it’s free and no spam – you effectively just have to register.

    Check it.

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