Fever Ray has shared the third single from their forthcoming album Radical Romantics. We've already gotten two samples from the avant-pop artist's latest record—one a bit ominous and resolute, the other an effervescent illustration of falling in love. The new track is titled "Kandy" and it was co-produced and co-written with Karin Dreijer's brother and former The Knife bandmate Olof Dreijer. Accompanying the song is a Martin Falck-directed visual that calls back to that band's video for 2003 single "Pass This On."
In the video for "Kandy," Dreijer seduces themself. We see the same character from the office-jungle featured in the "What They Call Us" visual and a new character that dons wispy white hair, who's also the album's cover star. Dreijer sings about desire that needs to be expressed almost as if contingent on survival: "What if I die with this song inside / I've been alone forever," goes part of the opening verse. One could argue that "Kandy" and "Pass This On" parallel each other in their lyrics about dire longing as well as their visuals of performers captivating their audiences.
In terms of the song's instrumentation, Olof Dreijer shared: “I tried to tune in as much as possible into Fever Ray vibes and tried many different styles, or clothes as I usually say when I talk about different music production suggestions. But in the end we took out the same synthesizer, the SH101, used for the Knife track, ‘The Captain,’ and it just worked!”
Watch the video below.