Watch the Knife's Album Cover Art Come Alive in Minimalist 'A Cherry on Top' Video

"Magenta party artwork," to use the Swedish duo's phrase

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The Knife's SPIN Essential new album, Shaking the Habitual, came out earlier this month. The cover art, you might've noticed, sets bright blue-green text and images against a hot-pink background. The geometrical image from the upper righthand corner of the album cover dances and twirls in the newly posted video for almost-nine-minute electro-acoustic zone-out "A Cherry on Top." It's an austere contrast to the more representational videos for the album's "A Tooth for An Eye" and "Full of Fire." Oddly enough, this one, animated by Habitual lyric poster designer Martin Falck, doesn't come with a dissertation-ready explanatory text. "Magenta party artwork," Karin Dreijer Andersson called the album cover in an interview with SPIN's Philip Sherburne. "It feels cheap and very glossy at the same time."

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