Karin Dreijer

Karin Dreijer



Karin Elisabeth Dreijer (born 7 April 1975) is a Swedish singer-songwriter and record producer. She was one half of the electronic music duo The Knife, formed with her brother Olof Dreijer. Dreijer was previously the vocalist and guitarist of the alternative rock band Honey Is Cool. Dreijer released her debut solo album under the alias Fever Ray in January 2009. Her second studio album under the alias, Plunge, was released in October 2017.

Dreijer's vocal style is notable for both shrill and deep tones, and also the use of multitracked vocals, with different uses of pitch-shifting technology on each track, creating an intricate and mysterious effect. Visually, Dreijer employs the use of masks, face and body paint, intricate costumes, and other theatrical elements in photo shoots, videos and live performances, during which she often performs behind a gauze screen that partially obscures her from view.[1]



Plunge is the second studio album by Fever Ray, an alias of Swedish musician Karin Dreijer.
To the Moon and Back
"To the Moon and Back" is a song by Fever Ray, an alias of Swedish musician Karin Dreijer.
Fever Ray
Fever Ray is the debut solo studio album by Fever Ray, an alias of Karin Dreijer of Swedish electronic music duo The Knife.
Dirty Diaries
Dirty Diaries is a 2009 collection of thirteen short films of feminist pornography made by Swedish activists and artists and produced by Mia Engberg.

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First Aid Kit Ruins
  –  January 7, 2018
When Karin Dreijer Andersson, a.k.a. Fever Ray, signed them to Rabid Records about a decade ago, First Aid Kit's Johanna and Klara Söderberg were just teenagers, too young to have had the opportunity to mold a musical identity beyond interpreting their ...
Soundtracking the Resistance - Reflecting on Some of 2017’s Best Protest Songs
  –  January 5, 2018
"We've seen it in your eyes/You've got us hypnotised/Nothing in this world should come for free." Karin Dreijer, half of mysterious electro pioneers The Knife looked inwards even more for her second effort recorded under the name Fever Ray, Plunge.
All Of The Most Anticipated Tours Of 2018, Ranked
  –  January 3, 2018
Karin Dreijer Andersson had used the break between records for one last tour with her brother in The Knife, which resulted in an incredible spectacle that saw the lines between music, dance, performer and backing band all fall away. Whether the live return ...
BBC Culture’s best albums of 2017
  –  December 31, 2017
If the apocalypse is here, then Gorillaz’ party is in full flow. Swedish indie heroine Karin Dreijer, formerly one half of The Knife (with brother Olof), has never been a predictable artist; even so, Plunge feels like an extraordinary shock to the system.
50 best albums of 2017
  –  December 27, 2017
25. FEVER RAY – “Plunge” Karin Dreijer Andersson of the experimental electronic duo the Knife released her latest Fever Ray album eight years after the last one. As predicted, it is full of weirdness and wonder, packed with mysterious sounding ...
Top albums of 2017: John Lucas
  –  December 20, 2017
Video of Fever Ray - Plunge (Official Audio) Based on recent interviews, it’s clear that a lot has happened in Karin Dreijer’s life in the eight years since she released Fever Ray’s self-titled debut. Not just the dissolution of the Knife ...
Download the new song, “To The Moon and Back” by Fever Ray
  –  December 5, 2017
You have seven days to download the track, “To The Moon and Back.” Fever Ray is The Knife’s Karin Dreijer. This is their first new song in eight years. “Plunge” was largely recorded in Karin Dreijer’s Stockholm studio in collaboration with the ...
Fever Ray's latest album, Plunge, is both a pop-music cliché and an emblem of hope
  –  November 5, 2017
What that means is that you have to wade through 10 songs, to get to 'Mama's Hand' — a track that sees Swede Karin Dreijer sing over a syncopated beat that’s overlaid with a melody that seems to consist of whistles and trills. In the hands of almost ...
Go on, take the Plunge
  –  November 1, 2017
It's trick or treat as Karin Dreijer, from the mysterious Swedish electronic sibling duo The Knife, releases Plunge, her second album, as Fever Ray. It could just be happenstance, but the quiet release of Plunge, so close to Halloween, portends delicious ...
Fever Ray releases surprise new album, Plunge: Stream/download
  –  October 27, 2017
The Knife’s Karin Dreijer has kept her Fever Ray moniker dormant for nearly a decade. Today, she revives it with the release of Plunge, the follow-up to her 2009 self-titled debut. Announced just yesterday, Plunge was first teased with the lead single ...
Fever Ray to release new album tomorrow
  –  October 26, 2017
Plunge' will be available on digital platforms tomorrow - it'll be Karin Dreijer's first album under the moniker since 2009's 'Fever Ray' Fever Ray has announced her second album, ‘Plunge’ – and has surprised fans by revealing that it will be ...

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