MAGNEA‘s new track, “stabbing”, is out on Records DK.
Two years ago, we introduced you to Liina Magnea, aka MAGNEA, an avant-pop singer-songwriter of Finnish and Icelandic descent who was raised in Berlin. On her menacing new offering, aptly named “stabbing”, she links up with Melbourne’s experimental producer Air Max ’97. “I was alone in the Icelandic highlands and people had been telling me a lot of ghost stories,” she explained. “I asked Air Max ’97 to make a song with me so that I could fill that creepy void with aggressive power and overcome it”.
Magnea and Air Max ’97 are both active members of their local art scene. As expected, the fruit of their collaboration is highly captivating. In the accompanying conceptual video, which was shot by Nathan Ceddia, three dancers are confronting themselves in a very animalistic and visceral way. Brimming with pain and violence, the final rendition could actually depict the complexity and autodestructive mechanism of toxic relationships.
About the real meaning of the video, MAGNEA explained: