Ok, I didn't visit her live show. But the main point what I wondering is why she forgot her nature vibes from the last album, which I really loved. I am not an ecofascist or straight boy, but I am a little bit confused, probably that is what Karin wants to do with her fans. Maybe the third album is going to be a combination of past ones and we will be all happy.
Karin coming at us with the quote of the year: “I’ve noticed now that there were a lot of straight men who loved [the first Fever Ray album]. And then, they don’t like this one. They’re pissed. And I’m very happy,”
As a life-long feminist queer male who does not like heteronormativity one bit but feels too indifferent to Fever Ray's art to even listen to her new record yet, I wonder where I fall on the spectrum. Pretending everyone who doesn't care about you is misogynistic or hateful in some fashion is exactly what creates the resentment that spawns something poisionous and obnoxious like the alt-right in the first place, it does a great diservice to the actual people who really are on the left, not just posing on the internet with their scrobbles.
You should probably get to know her work and especially Plunge to find out. The quote I posted is genuine but I clearly posted it to bait irritable dudes, which seems to have worked. I think what prompted that comment about straight dudes not liking the album is that since the album was released, there's been a ton of men complaining about its queerness and feminist nature, which kind of proves that Karin succeeded in making a profoundly queer and feminist album, hence the being happy part. I doubt it would have had the same effect if thse guys complained about the music itself rather than its message.
However, saying that the alt-right is the fault of feminism because men have gotten pissed off by it, what a nice way to revert the blame away from the guilty party which is, you know, the alt-right itself
"Mustn't Hurry" is with some kind of glitch when you listen it through here or youtube (1:20). It's like two songs playing at the same time and it's not like that when you listen this track in the album. Something wrong with the audio.
She's mentioned in a few interviews that she likes the idea of shaving your head and it being the start of a new beginning and also the fact that shaving your hair off is extremely radical for a woman, other than that I don't think she's said that much about the character