Judging by everything that they’ve done in the past couple of years, the Knife’s two favorite things on earth are leftist activism and modern dance, and so of course they’ll take any possible opportunity to fuse the two. The Swedish avant-garde electro greats have contributed music to Europa Europa, which comes from the writer and director Nasim Aghili and which identifies itself as a “political activist cabaret.” And in a new video for “För Alla Namn Vi Inte Får Använda,” a song that the group contributed, we see a group of dancers doing what they call a “political macarena,” apparently an abstract response to European immigration laws. This is a confusing description, but the track itself is badass, and the video is full of powerful imagery. Roxy Farhat directed the video, and you can watch it below.
Europa Europa debuts 7/1 in Visby, Sweden.