Three more Fever Ray album tracks have surfaced. I'd have had to wait until March 19th if it weren't for a randomer's generosity and lack of moral fibre. Being a bit of a shit myself, I've posted the tracks below. This is the album art! Hot.

I'd been ambivalent so far about what I'd heard, wondering why Karin Dreijer was releasing tracks which sounded as if they might as well come from The Knife, only under a different name. I'd have gone as far as to question what Olof Dreijer's role in The Knife actually is, if she can churn out something this Knife-y on her own. 

Then I realised I was being an idiot: this is new material, from possibly my all-time favourite artists, nay, PEOPLE. Everything a Knife fan wants is here: the disjointed rhythms, the clipped velvet vocals, the oriental influences, the thick harmonies, the esoteric lyrics. Masterful subtlety beyond what the fans could ever have expected (and we expected a lot). Perhaps the Fever Ray project is just the artist's way of distancing herself from those expectations. Is that a cliche? Do I care?

Anyway, I didn't think much of "If I Had A Heart" when it leaked, but having heard three more album tracks, I can finally see where she's going with this. It's lower-key than Silent Shout (not that that would be difficult), the kind of crystal clear production that would inspire me to buy those insanely expensive headphones I've been drooling over for six months.

MP3: Fever Ray - 'When I Grow Up'
MP3: Fever Ray - 'Dry and Dusty'
MP3: Fever Ray - 'I'm Not Done'

The entire tracklisting will be as follows:

1. If I Had A Heart
2. When I Grow Up
3. Dry & Dusty
4. Seven
5. Triangle Walks
6. Concrete Walls
7. Now’s The Only Time I Know
8. I’m Not Done
9. Keep The Streets Empty For Me
10. Coconut


  1. Yeah, what do you reckon? These 3 tracks are quite Deep Cuts-esque, I think. Either way, it's tremendous stuff.

    Have to say, 2009's already been brilliant for new music. First Merriweather Post Pavilion, now this, and John Frusciante's new album in a week.


  2. I didn't know Frusciante was coming out with something new, I'll look forward to that.

    I really love these tracks and I can't wait until the rest of the album leaks (and you know it will). It's still growing on me actually- the height of my obsession isn't even here yet! My favourite so far is 'Dry and Dusty'. I have no idea why 'If I Had a Heart' is a single..

  3. Thanks for posting these Niamh. I'm going to tuck in.