Fever Ray 'When I Grow Up'

Fever Ray 'When I Grow Up'


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The new album 'Plunge' is out now: The official video for 'When I Grow Up', taken from Fever Ray's debut album 'Fever Ray' directed by Martin de Thurrah. For more info about Fever Ray go to: /> More videos from Fever Ray here: If I Had A Heart: />Triangle Walks: />Seven: />Stranger Than Kindness: />Keep The Streets Empty For Me:



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When I Grow Up Fever Ray The Knife Martin de Thurrah Royksopp Swimming Pool Dark Dank Girl Music Electronic Costume Occult Storm



Punkrawk
That guy looks like he's having second thoughts about his new pool cleaning service
Adrian Teixeira
Pes 11 nostalgy
Mariah B
It's like the whole song is about the things we do to distract ourselves from loneliness. We have these magical ideas about what will happen "when I grow up" in the forest or at the sea but you just end up waiting ("waiting for it to embrace me"/"waiting for it to come back to me"). And then when you're grown up (with cucumbers on your eyes, maybe because you're old and trying to look young again) you realize you just wasted all this time waiting for someone to love you when maybe you could have done something to ease the loneliness. Kind of interesting when you pair it with the video, which seems like something's gonna happen the whole time (she'll jump in) but then she just...doesn't.
Power DX7
I love the whole package. The synth sounds, vocal and video!!! It's pure magic!!!!!
Mr Tinfoil Reacts
Still this sweet song fly's high:)
Amelia Meredith
I don't really know what that was but I think I liked it
Sonmi Queen
She looks like Floki praying for the Gods
Alex Parkinson
2:59 "I have failed as a father."
raemarshall
I actually interpret this video to mean that when we are younger we have such a greater capacity for imagination, the "magic" of the world we live in and the incredible experience of being young. Her father in the window is too far past that stage to understand and therefore cannot connect with her and why she is so "different". But she alone is the creator of her life, art and how she sees the world.
Ethanride
my interpretation of this video is that she is still young and full of magic. we're promised so much as children and the world seems fantastical and full of possibilities. she refuses to let that go as her father looks on, disconnected from the magic of youth and possibility. but she keeps waiting for it to embrace her. just like all of us lost boys and girls.
Brian Combs
Still watching this in 2015-2016?
Lucas Bds
PES 2011 <3
Mauricio Iglesias
Pes 2011 <3
Music Planet
Saw her show in San Francisco on her only tour of the US. Stunning show.
Diego Navarro
CUANDO EL PES ERA MEJOR QUE EL FIFA
Romulo Ferreira
Karin is a witch, I've loved this woman since the first day I heard her voice ten years ago! Can't get enough of this.
OCEAN GODDESS
Honey! that strange neighbor girl is in our backyard again conjuring demons on our diving board! XD
leiahbest
WTF!! Everyone is Illuminatti except me!!!
Eric Schneider
I don't do drugs, but I would try some acid while listening to this
Kopesy
I remember enjoying my very first bong/vape sesh listening to this album. I'll never forget it ^_~
Bruce Lee
When I grow up I want to be a forester Run through the moss on high heels That's what I'll do Throwing out boomerang Waiting for it to come back to meWhen I grow up I want to live near the sea Crab claws and bottles of rum That's what I'll have Staring at the seashell Waiting for it to embrace meI put my soul in what I do Last night I drew a funny man With dark eyes and a hanging tongue It goes way bad I never liked a sad look From someone who wants to be loved by youI'm very good with plants When my friends are away They let me keep the soil moist On the seventh day I rest For a minute or two Then back on my feet and cry for youYou've got cucumbers on your eyes Too much time spent on nothing Waiting for a moment to arise The face in the ceiling And arms too long
Minnan Holland
I saw this when I was much younger (probably around the time it came out) and it left such an impact on me though I hadn't been able to find it until today
iriyabran
the guy behind the glass makes me so sad, it's like he's watching nostalgically at what he used to be like before society smashed him into nothingness
tridenthardnstuff
This song is just so fucking good. Brings back some intense memories for me, being so damn lost. 7 years on and I am still so goddamn lost.
Po Made
This is song is about PES 2011! Enough said!!!
Luís
PES 2009?
Amber Wilcher
I am so in love with her sound.
normanbates' mom
Sounds kind of like a talented version of Bjork.
方兴未艾
The worst pool maintenance tutorial ever
JohnK12
PES 11 ❤❤❤❤❤❤
zawzero
The saddest thing on watching this video now is reading the comments. This music means so much, when Fever Ray came out 6 years ago this was unheard. It remains amazing today, yet people drawn here by a Mainstream TV show make all kinds of lame LSD and hipster jokes, complain about how the voice sounds, how the lyrics make no sense. Really, are you that retarded? Are you so over-stuffed with 24/7 Internet and cheaply produced Music Clips that you can't appreciate something with a real meaning without the urge to get some fake "likes" or pretend to be funny? I wonder if those narrow-minded people would also come to a museum and mock a painting that was used as cover for some Amazon Originals series.
TheWickerMan1981
She looks like she was tarred and feathered with Wes Anderson props.
Lola mitchelli
wow so intense
EmirJR96
the witch of "left 4 dead"
Flash Azul
Too much LSD for today
Jeremy Hunter
I found this album on the new artists end stand in a branch of HMV when it came out, when I was 20. Love it. Don't listen to it enough these days. I saw her in London. I've only ever been to two live shows, Fever Ray and Sigur Rós. The Fever Ray gig was the best event of any kind I have ever been to.
Nathan Araujo
PES 2011
gabriel zotelli
What does it mean? Is she trying to summon Demogorgon?
Caio Alcântara
I love it, she's so expressive, she put her soul on it, definitely, awesome and poetic lyrics......
Ricardo Elizondo
Fever Ray: I'm very good with plants Me: *rolls a blunt* me too guuurl
Michal Ciesla
It's not that often now to see someone so original in this fuckin plastic world. Love it this is art thats what i think
Crz4wizard
2009's form of Lorde
MTN_MAN CO
Husband: "That crazy girl from down the street is in the back yard again." Wife : "Its ok, she gets all the leaves out of the pool."
Mark Preston
"I put my soul in what i do"...
Una Dama Muy Cabrona
I was searchin for "hipsters music" am I in the right place?
Cams250
I wish fever ray toured in America
Tyler Durden
I can appreciate music like this and even enjoy it but without a climax it's kinda like foreplay without sex...incomplete and a tease.
Omar Ismail
Though Karin had stated in the past that, in the obscurity of her music, personal extrapolation is necessary, I will try to dissect this song and express to you what I think it means.   1st Verse- (stationary/ fists clenched/ moving forwards/ looking backwards Blind trust?) Thing about Karin is that she, along with her brother Olaf, have always talked about gender in their music. They had, in previous interviews, stated that they would either want their music to be genderless or unisex. The first verse, which discusses an early pubescent stage of human development, Karin talks about childish dreams. She does so within the framework of femininity (moss on high heels) and masculinity ( bottles of rum, sea, obviously a pirate reference). The interesting thing is that in both instances what this child wants to be is a manifestation of his surroundings in nature (animalistic, pure, and natural unlike the desires that operate within this paradigm). Furthermore, the girl waits for a boomerang to come back to her (perhaps referring to how, unfortunately, it's socially prevalent for men to take initiative and for women to work behind the scenes). The boy on the other hand, wants to embrace the seashell (referring to how it's socially unacceptable for men to outwardly express emotion) 2nd & 3rd Verse- (look Forward/ extend hand/ demanding?/ passion/ all feminine qualities) (addresses females) Then comes ambition, here this pubescent child grows and adapts to her surroundings. She is tormented by how society tries to sexualize her, and exploit her emotions. This funny man she drew, had dog eyes and a hanging tongue (a posture that references men who are sexually aroused). "It goes way back" (obviously stating how it's been socially prevalent). "I can't stand that sad look from someone who wants to be loved by you" (This line talks about how her emotions are exploited by the subtle underling of sexuality). "I'm very good with plants" indication of her being a caregiver of sorts (a metaphor for motherhood?), "When my friends are away They let me keep the soil moist" A very immature and juvenile justification to her showing off her readiness to bear children. She rests on the seventh day (weekend) then back to call for you. (now she is expressing how she dependant she is, he is on the journey of self fulfillment and she is just stuck behind the scenes) 4th Verse- (Stand still/composed/ dark skies/ one drop of saliva causing turbulence/ all masculine qualities) "cucumbers on your eyes" (a reference to being relaxed, it's been culturally defined by going to a spa). This boy remains relaxed and composed, trying to play it 'cool', perhaps at this stage of maturity the child enters a state where the external social factors of his development act out and plummet him into this state of insincerity. Karin freaking took my by surprise with this last sentence. "And arms too long I'm waiting for him to catch me" OH MY GOD. She ties both events together by this final killer sentence I'm certain many people will not understand without a preliminary idea of what the song is. In a final blow the closing verse shows this gender misrepresentation for the harm it causes. He is aloof and composed and nonchalant (first part of verse 4) she is dependant and emotional (verse 2). "And arms too long" he is obviously inclined by society to show off his masculinity, "waiting for him to catch me" she feels like she is falling without him being there to catch her. Overall the message Karin is giving us (men and women) is to ignore gender roles. For women to pursue self fulfillment, and for men to embrace self expression. She does it in the form of a saga. Look where you started and look at us today. This is a wake up call. Don't let the rules of gender hold you back. Be yourself, accept who you are.
Valentina Queen of the Valkyries
When I grow up, I want to be a Forester run through the moss on high heels that's what I'll do throw a knife to boomerang waiting for it to come back to me. When I grow up, I want to live near the sea, crab claws and bottles of rum, that's what I'll have. staring at the seashell waiting for it to embrace me.. I put my soul in what I do last night I drew a funny man with dark eyes and a hanging tongue it goes way back I never liked that sad look from someone who wants to be loved by you. You got cucumbers on your eyes too much time spent on nothing waiting for a moment to arise and the face ceiling and arms to love waiting for someone to come and catch me.. I'm very good with plants when my friends are away they let me keep the soil moist on the seventh day I rest and back in a minute or two to comfort you
Brandon Blouse
When you get a glimpse of her face she's very beautiful.  She gives me fever: a gorgeous ray of light. 
windows 95
it's 2017 and this song still gives me goosebumps.
Adam
I thought this music reminded me of "The Knife" so I had to google her name, and she is (was?) indeed part of The Knife. For those who like this music I highly recommend you check out The Knife! :D
Peter Silie
She sounds like the singer from Royskopp's "What else is there?"
Renee Vaughter
MAN: "That crazy girl from the down the street is playing in our pool again!.... Well... at least we don't have to pay someone to come clean all the leaves out of it."
Jean Pomel
Such a nice track and album. It's a shame that Sweden has only about 15 yrs left to produce amazing things. The Islamic State of Sweden will forbid all cultural manisfetations such as these.
JohanSnaik
pes 2011
Lyons Tea
This Song Takes me on a journey.. and thinking of when i was a kid...thinking when im old what will become of me.
TheMarlon7
Pes 2011 :')
AustrianKronos
i cant imagine how high you have to be to achive such a strange mixture of weird and freaky at the same time
PIA & CELIN
I miss Fever Ray :(
Leo Ramirez
fukin love her voice
Delaany
lol the guy at 3:00 is like "what am i even doing in this video"
Heidi Nolen
raising SATAN is hard work, damn it.
ThorgalsWalhalla
very nice know her from vikings
adrian mayers
"I put my soul in what I do Last night I drew a funny man With dark eyes and a hanging tongue It goes way bad I never liked a sad look From someone who wants to be loved by you" So beautiful, but these tears.. why?
Penny Peach
Most gorgeous woman in the multiverse.
marko mačič
Every now and then there comes a band,and makes my life happier!
Ex4mple MaX
2018 ?
Bruno Saeg
When I grow up I want to be a forester Run through the moss on high heels That's what I'll do Throwing out a boomerang Waiting for it to come back to me When I grow up I want to live near the sea Crab claws and bottles of rum That's what I'll have Staring at a seashell Waiting for it to embrace me I put my soul into what I do Last night I drew a funny man With dog eyes and a hanging tongue It goes way back I never like that sad look From someone who wants to be loved by you I'm very good with plants When my friends are away They let me keep the soil moist On the seventh day I rest For a minute or two Then back on my feet to call for you You've got cucumbers on your eyes Too much time spent on nothing Waiting for a moment to arise The face in the ceiling And arms too long I'm waiting for him to catch me Waiting for it to embrace me oh
Jonathan Camacho
any one know the name of the girl in the video??
JoKΣЯ GΔΜιИG
best Song pes11
Selene gt
She's a True free spirit!
RuyCorporation
"Honey! Linda is summoning satan again in the pool!"
Rachael Tyrell
yes, six years on and Fever Ray still gets to me as nothing else does, or has. there will always be idiots who simply do not know... of course there are those of us who do know that all great art has a shamanic origin..and that entries into such areas are accessed by sleep deprivation, by fasting or drug use. this is what people have been doing for a long long time...to regain what we have as children, and lose as we grow up and learn too much Fever Ray is great and timeless, it shows that magic is not Harry bleedin' Potter, but is everything right now in all its mundane glory.
blackbettyblog
The man in the house is like, "Should I call the police?"
Harry Oliver
I'm 60 and believe the man in the window realizes that she is experiencing the very thoughts and actions he experienced. I believe he's proud that the ritual continues. Great video.
Salaj
Darling! I think our daughter took the drugs again...
S P E C T R E N T 新しい波
Simplicissimus ;)
jamhay1000
So deep, so heavy, beautiful beyond words. Brings me to tears. This poet has deep understanding.
Lisa Catz
So cool person man... i LIKE the MUSIC
leo
Where's the "im very good with plants" part? These are the best lines of the song..
Zückerli l Aurelia
Simpeople! <3
DJ Oruga
Found a song perfect to get stoned
Aestheticgayprince
Fever ray is a musical genius because even though the video dosent match the lyrics it fits perfectly with the beats in this video she is depicting shamanic dances and the clothes she is wearing are ceremonial as well she is amazing even in stranger than kindness and if I had a heart she projects so much depth in very powerful levels mentally,emotionally,spiritually well done fever ray
WireheadZ
I feel like I'm in love with that girl.
Mark Bee
Holly Schnitzel I'm tripping :)
Lisa Catz
Cool song...
Kevin Larson
I really love this. Ghaia is calling
IberoCream
THE KNIFE 4 EVER! ♥ KAREN
miriam corona
Her voice kinda sounds like Bjork's, amazing track and video
Cristian Morar
She's a Valkyrie
Álvaro Ribeiro
pes 2011
Bruno Luck
Eita saudades, altas madrugadas com litros de coca-cola jogando pes !! :(
Rike _pl
pool of stranger things
38psiGoodbye
In my opinion, the point she is trying to get across is to be free, live 1 day at a time and be productive while enjoying the little things that life has to offer instead of sitting back and doing nothing just waiting for God ("the face in the ceiling") to come and "catch me" as she says meaning waiting on your life to end. 
Astael Ens
When I grow up I want to be a forester Run through the moss on high heels That's what I'll do Throwing out boomerang Waiting for it to come back to meWhen I grow up I want to live near the sea Crab claws and bottles of rum That's what I'll have Staring at the seashell Waiting for it to embrace meI put my soul in what I do Last night I drew a funny man With dark eyes and a hanging tongue It goes way bad I never liked a sad look From someone who wants to be loved by youI'm very good with plants When my friends are away They let me keep the soil moist On the seventh day I rest For a minute or two Then back on my feet and cry for youYou've got cucumbers on your eyes Too much time spent on nothing Waiting for a moment to arise The face in the ceiling And arms too long
Emerson Jay Z
2017 & 2018 this song is very good for relaxing
Tude Augusto
Listen this sound .. Remember one moment.. playing PES 11 on PS3..
george dimnaxos
pes. 2011 days
x
Music crashing inside heart.. and the girl is.... <3