Fever Ray – Plunge

Now receiving a physical release a few months after its surprise digital arrival, Plunge is the second solo album from The Knife’s Karin Dreijer, otherwise known as Fever Ray. In the eight years between her self-titled debut and Plunge, Dreijer’s personal life underwent seismic changes as she got divorced from her husband after many years together. Recently describing herself as, “Gender-fluid”, there are definite hints within much of the album of a new-found sexual exploration and freedom. Especially considering her previous reticence about discussing personal matters in interviews or in song, it is a noticeable shift in openness. By dwelling on that too much, however, there is a risk in missing just how cutting-edge and progressive this album is musically.

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