Published Dec 08, 2009Sometimes, the sign of a true artist is that they know when to hang it up. Not when the money has dried up or the fans have moved on, but when they feel ready for something new. Such is the case with Karin Dreijer Andersson, who recently hinted that she may not make another record as Fever Ray, or even as a member of the Knife.
In an interview with BBC 6 Music, Andersson was excited that her options are open as her Fever Ray tour winds down. "This is it, tour-wise," she said. "I don't know really what will happen after this. I think from New Year I will start working again in the studio. I don't know if it will be with the Knife or with Fever Ray or with something else. We will see."
Of course, this uncertainty could go in the other direction and mean more new material from both Fever Ray and the Knife. The main point Andersson wants to get across is that, at this point, nothing is concrete. "I haven't decided anything about next year. I have a few ideas, a few offers to do a few other things, but I haven't decided anything and I think it's really nice not to have anything planned yet."
And while Andersson's comments about the future are vague, when she spoke to Exclaim! earlier this year, she said she was excited by the possibility of a new Knife record.
"We have been talking about making a new Knife album and maybe we'll start it early next year," she told us in March. "But we'll see."
Fever Ray's stunning debut album was reissued in a deluxe version last month.