It’s a weird feeling, knowing that one of my favorite groups and one of the most influential electronic bands of our time will disperse in a couple of months. Only two days ago The Knife announced that they will stop playing together and explained their motivation shortly after in this interview for Dazed. I feel a bit nostalgic about it, but also eternally grateful for their music.
It was The Knife that introduced me to the idea of having a political concept behind their music, while still having an awesome sound. And it was ‘Heartbeats’ that really kickstarted my interest in electronica in general.
‘Heartbeats’ is widely considered one of the best songs of the 2000s and it was a cover by José González that brought the song and The Knife itself into media spotlight. They have loads and loads of equally amazing songs, but this was the one that started it all for me.
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