In a recent interview with Vogue, Fever Ray discussed the concept of radical romanticism in her music and its connection to the work of acclaimed author and social activist Bell Hooks.
Fever Ray, whose real name is Karin Dreijer, is known for her experimental and genre-defying music. In her latest album, “Plunge,” she explores themes of sexuality, gender, and power through a lens of radical romanticism. This concept, she explains, is about “rethinking love and power structures in new ways.”
Hooks’ work, which centers around issues of race, gender, and class, has been a significant influence on Fever Ray’s music. In particular, Hooks’ writings on the importance of love and community in creating social change have resonated with Fever Ray and informed her approach to radical romanticism.
Combining these ideas with her experiences and observations, Fever Ray has created a unique and thought-provoking sound that challenges conventional ideas about love and power.
Through her music and her engagement with Hooks’ work, Fever Ray contributes to a broader conversation about the role of art and activism in promoting social change. By exploring new and unconventional ideas, she encourages listeners to question the status quo and consider alternative ways of thinking about love, power, and community.