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Fever Ray releases first song since 2017 – ‘What They Call Us’

Fever Ray releases first song since 2017 – ‘What They Call Us’

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Karin Dreijer aka Fever Ray, formerly one half of Swedish electro duo The Knife has returned with their first music since 2017’s Plunge album today.

‘What They Call Us’ marks a return to recording for the artist, who had released some remixes of late, and was teasing a return on Instagram.

The song was written and co-produced with their The Knife member Olof Dreijer, and features a lot of what people might expect from the project, brooding steel pan synths and twisted vocals.

The video is written and directed by long-time collaborator Martin Falck.

The song is out now on Rabid Records / PIAS.

Fever Ray – ‘What They Call Us’ Lyrics

first I’d like to say that I’m sorry
I’ve done all the tricks that I can
cinnamon bun in the oven
there’s a fire in my hand

did you see the light this morning
sometimes there’s this extra air
sometimes I can keep my mouth open
I will stay if I dare

did you hear what they call us?
did you hear what they said?
my plan was flexible
don’t get stuck anywhere

can I just hold you for a minute
some things just ain’t easy to repair
the person who came here was broken
can you fix it, can you care

did you hear what they call us?
did you hear what they said?
I’ve got a plan that’s flexible
just don’t stop anywhere

it’s a common misperception
this is not a band
ready for a dissection
now mommy’s gotta work, see the land

did you hear what they call us?
did you hear what they said?
I’ve got a plan that’s flexible
just don’t stop anywhere