Fever Ray 'When I Grow Up'


The new album 'Plunge' is out now: The official video for 'When I Grow Up', taken from Fever Ray's debut album 'Fever Ray' directed by Martin de Thurrah. For more info about Fever Ray go to: /> More videos from Fever Ray here: If I Had A Heart: />Triangle Walks: />Seven: />Stranger Than Kindness: />Keep The Streets Empty For Me:



zawzero
The saddest thing on watching this video now is reading the comments. This music means so much, when Fever Ray came out 6 years ago this was unheard. It remains amazing today, yet people drawn here by a Mainstream TV show make all kinds of lame LSD and hipster jokes, complain about how the voice sounds, how the lyrics make no sense. Really, are you that retarded? Are you so over-stuffed with 24/7 Internet and cheaply produced Music Clips that you can't appreciate something with a real meaning without the urge to get some fake "likes" or pretend to be funny? I wonder if those narrow-minded people would also come to a museum and mock a painting that was used as cover for some Amazon Originals series.
Mariah B
It's like the whole song is about the things we do to distract ourselves from loneliness. We have these magical ideas about what will happen "when I grow up" in the forest or at the sea but you just end up waiting ("waiting for it to embrace me"/"waiting for it to come back to me"). And then when you're grown up (with cucumbers on your eyes, maybe because you're old and trying to look young again) you realize you just wasted all this time waiting for someone to love you when maybe you could have done something to ease the loneliness. Kind of interesting when you pair it with the video, which seems like something's gonna happen the whole time (she'll jump in) but then she just...doesn't.
Punkrawk
That guy looks like he's having second thoughts about his new pool cleaning service
Bruce Lee
When I grow up I want to be a forester Run through the moss on high heels That's what I'll do Throwing out boomerang Waiting for it to come back to meWhen I grow up I want to live near the sea Crab claws and bottles of rum That's what I'll have Staring at the seashell Waiting for it to embrace meI put my soul in what I do Last night I drew a funny man With dark eyes and a hanging tongue It goes way bad I never liked a sad look From someone who wants to be loved by youI'm very good with plants When my friends are away They let me keep the soil moist On the seventh day I rest For a minute or two Then back on my feet and cry for youYou've got cucumbers on your eyes Too much time spent on nothing Waiting for a moment to arise The face in the ceiling And arms too long
Ethanride
my interpretation of this video is that she is still young and full of magic. we're promised so much as children and the world seems fantastical and full of possibilities. she refuses to let that go as her father looks on, disconnected from the magic of youth and possibility. but she keeps waiting for it to embrace her. just like all of us lost boys and girls.
臥蠶眉
The worst pool maintenance tutorial ever
tridenthardnstuff
This song is just so fucking good. Brings back some intense memories for me, being so damn lost. 7 years on and I am still so goddamn lost.
raemarshall
I actually interpret this video to mean that when we are younger we have such a greater capacity for imagination, the "magic" of the world we live in and the incredible experience of being young. Her father in the window is too far past that stage to understand and therefore cannot connect with her and why she is so "different". But she alone is the creator of her life, art and how she sees the world.
Mark Preston
"I put my soul in what i do"...
iriyabran
the guy behind the glass makes me so sad, it's like he's watching nostalgically at what he used to be like before society smashed him into nothingness
Omar Ismail
Though Karin had stated in the past that, in the obscurity of her music, personal extrapolation is necessary, I will try to dissect this song and express to you what I think it means.   1st Verse- (stationary/ fists clenched/ moving forwards/ looking backwards Blind trust?) Thing about Karin is that she, along with her brother Olaf, have always talked about gender in their music. They had, in previous interviews, stated that they would either want their music to be genderless or unisex. The first verse, which discusses an early pubescent stage of human development, Karin talks about childish dreams. She does so within the framework of femininity (moss on high heels) and masculinity ( bottles of rum, sea, obviously a pirate reference). The interesting thing is that in both instances what this child wants to be is a manifestation of his surroundings in nature (animalistic, pure, and natural unlike the desires that operate within this paradigm). Furthermore, the girl waits for a boomerang to come back to her (perhaps referring to how, unfortunately, it's socially prevalent for men to take initiative and for women to work behind the scenes). The boy on the other hand, wants to embrace the seashell (referring to how it's socially unacceptable for men to outwardly express emotion) 2nd & 3rd Verse- (look Forward/ extend hand/ demanding?/ passion/ all feminine qualities) (addresses females) Then comes ambition, here this pubescent child grows and adapts to her surroundings. She is tormented by how society tries to sexualize her, and exploit her emotions. This funny man she drew, had dog eyes and a hanging tongue (a posture that references men who are sexually aroused). "It goes way back" (obviously stating how it's been socially prevalent). "I can't stand that sad look from someone who wants to be loved by you" (This line talks about how her emotions are exploited by the subtle underling of sexuality). "I'm very good with plants" indication of her being a caregiver of sorts (a metaphor for motherhood?), "When my friends are away They let me keep the soil moist" A very immature and juvenile justification to her showing off her readiness to bear children. She rests on the seventh day (weekend) then back to call for you. (now she is expressing how she dependant she is, he is on the journey of self fulfillment and she is just stuck behind the scenes) 4th Verse- (Stand still/composed/ dark skies/ one drop of saliva causing turbulence/ all masculine qualities) "cucumbers on your eyes" (a reference to being relaxed, it's been culturally defined by going to a spa). This boy remains relaxed and composed, trying to play it 'cool', perhaps at this stage of maturity the child enters a state where the external social factors of his development act out and plummet him into this state of insincerity. Karin freaking took my by surprise with this last sentence. "And arms too long I'm waiting for him to catch me" OH MY GOD. She ties both events together by this final killer sentence I'm certain many people will not understand without a preliminary idea of what the song is. In a final blow the closing verse shows this gender misrepresentation for the harm it causes. He is aloof and composed and nonchalant (first part of verse 4) she is dependant and emotional (verse 2). "And arms too long" he is obviously inclined by society to show off his masculinity, "waiting for him to catch me" she feels like she is falling without him being there to catch her. Overall the message Karin is giving us (men and women) is to ignore gender roles. For women to pursue self fulfillment, and for men to embrace self expression. She does it in the form of a saga. Look where you started and look at us today. This is a wake up call. Don't let the rules of gender hold you back. Be yourself, accept who you are.
Adrian Teixeira
Pes 11 nostalgy
MTN_MAN CO
Husband: "That crazy girl from down the street is in the back yard again." Wife : "Its ok, she gets all the leaves out of the pool."
OCEAN GODDESS
Honey! that strange neighbor girl is in our backyard again conjuring demons on our diving board! XD
Sonmi Queen
She looks like Floki praying for the Gods
Minnan Holland
I saw this when I was much younger (probably around the time it came out) and it left such an impact on me though I hadn't been able to find it until today
Alex Parkinson
2:59 "I have failed as a father."
Arwen Barrett
I am fascinated by her clothing choice. I prefer to summon demons in sweatpants (more comfy)
Michal Ciesla
It's not that often now to see someone so original in this fuckin plastic world. Love it this is art thats what i think
Zückerli l Aurelia
Simpeople! <3
Mr CoolCat
Addictive beats enchanting video with banshee vocals, I'm sold, completly
Romulo Ferreira
Karin is a witch, I've loved this woman since the first day I heard her voice ten years ago! Can't get enough of this.
THE LAST FANTASY
it's 2017 and this song still gives me goosebumps.
Eric Schneider
I don't do drugs, but I would try some acid while listening to this
Valentina Queen of the Valkyries
When I grow up, I want to be a Forester run through the moss on high heels that's what I'll do throw a knife to boomerang waiting for it to come back to me. When I grow up, I want to live near the sea, crab claws and bottles of rum, that's what I'll have. staring at the seashell waiting for it to embrace me.. I put my soul in what I do last night I drew a funny man with dark eyes and a hanging tongue it goes way back I never liked that sad look from someone who wants to be loved by you. You got cucumbers on your eyes too much time spent on nothing waiting for a moment to arise and the face ceiling and arms to love waiting for someone to come and catch me.. I'm very good with plants when my friends are away they let me keep the soil moist on the seventh day I rest and back in a minute or two to comfort you
Lucas Bds
PES 2011 <3
Caio Alcântara
I love it, she's so expressive, she put her soul on it, definitely, awesome and poetic lyrics......
Ricardo Elizondo
Fever Ray: I'm very good with plants Me: *rolls a blunt* me too guuurl
Gabriel alves
jesus, Maria e Jose... que musica lindaaaaaaa. ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Solomon Wambua
PES 2011
PIA & CELIN
I miss Fever Ray :(
TheWickerMan1981
She looks like she was tarred and feathered with Wes Anderson props.
Skittles VonHelvete
The girl in the video is not Karin, it is Olivia Anselmo
ThePictoucounty
'leave me alone dad I'm making ART'
Peter Silie
She sounds like the singer from Royskopp's "What else is there?"
jamhay1000
So deep, so heavy, beautiful beyond words. Brings me to tears. This poet has deep understanding.
Cams250
I wish fever ray toured in America
Blutteufel
Hauntingly beautiful. The video is perfect. Goosebumps everywhere.
Александр Лужин
wow !!! goose bumps ran from watching this unusual movie !!!
Delaany
lol the guy at 3:00 is like "what am i even doing in this video"
normanbates' mom
Sounds kind of like a talented version of Bjork.
gabriel zotelli
What does it mean? Is she trying to summon Demogorgon?
Adam
I thought this music reminded me of "The Knife" so I had to google her name, and she is (was?) indeed part of The Knife. For those who like this music I highly recommend you check out The Knife! :D
MarvelGirl100
SO ARE YOU WILLING TO EMBRACE YOUR INNOCENCE AND SAY NO....I AM GROWN UP AND ON A HIGHER LEVEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS.
Chris. G
Catchy song, i like it. Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson has an amazing voice. Yet more proof that some amazingly talented musicians and actors have come from sweden.
Mayday
Incredible, a truly unique album
Music Planet
Saw her show in San Francisco on her only tour of the US. Stunning show.
Astael Ens
When I grow up I want to be a forester Run through the moss on high heels That's what I'll do Throwing out boomerang Waiting for it to come back to meWhen I grow up I want to live near the sea Crab claws and bottles of rum That's what I'll have Staring at the seashell Waiting for it to embrace meI put my soul in what I do Last night I drew a funny man With dark eyes and a hanging tongue It goes way bad I never liked a sad look From someone who wants to be loved by youI'm very good with plants When my friends are away They let me keep the soil moist On the seventh day I rest For a minute or two Then back on my feet and cry for youYou've got cucumbers on your eyes Too much time spent on nothing Waiting for a moment to arise The face in the ceiling And arms too long
Leo Ramirez
fukin love her voice
Mauricio Iglesias
Pes 2011 <3
adrian mayers
"I put my soul in what I do Last night I drew a funny man With dark eyes and a hanging tongue It goes way bad I never liked a sad look From someone who wants to be loved by you" So beautiful, but these tears.. why?
Jim Markowich
Haven't seen or heard this in about five years. But I've thought about it often. Watching it again, I know why...
Bruno Saeg
When I grow up I want to be a forester Run through the moss on high heels That's what I'll do Throwing out a boomerang Waiting for it to come back to me When I grow up I want to live near the sea Crab claws and bottles of rum That's what I'll have Staring at a seashell Waiting for it to embrace me I put my soul into what I do Last night I drew a funny man With dog eyes and a hanging tongue It goes way back I never like that sad look From someone who wants to be loved by you I'm very good with plants When my friends are away They let me keep the soil moist On the seventh day I rest For a minute or two Then back on my feet to call for you You've got cucumbers on your eyes Too much time spent on nothing Waiting for a moment to arise The face in the ceiling And arms too long I'm waiting for him to catch me Waiting for it to embrace me oh
Tyler Durden
I can appreciate music like this and even enjoy it but without a climax it's kinda like foreplay without sex...incomplete and a tease.
Diego Navarro
CUANDO EL PES ERA MEJOR QUE EL FIFA
JoKΣЯ GΔΜιИG
best Song pes11
Baelfire fowl
>Tfw people think drugs are needed to make this kind of music video.  You people need drugs to be creative? Jeez, what's happening to this species
leo
Where's the "im very good with plants" part? These are the best lines of the song..
Shikiraamzingly so
My viking heart beats beautifully almighty to this Fever Ray song. Norse gods haven't gone yet they await our return.
ThorgalsWalhalla
very nice know her from vikings
AustrianKronos
i cant imagine how high you have to be to achive such a strange mixture of weird and freaky at the same time
Rachael Tyrell
yes, six years on and Fever Ray still gets to me as nothing else does, or has. there will always be idiots who simply do not know... of course there are those of us who do know that all great art has a shamanic origin..and that entries into such areas are accessed by sleep deprivation, by fasting or drug use. this is what people have been doing for a long long time...to regain what we have as children, and lose as we grow up and learn too much Fever Ray is great and timeless, it shows that magic is not Harry bleedin' Potter, but is everything right now in all its mundane glory.
RuyCorporation
"Honey! Linda is summoning satan again in the pool!"
alex sander
pes 2011 mitando em 2016 quem concorda curte ae
Jeremy Hunter
I found this album on the new artists end stand in a branch of HMV when it came out, when I was 20. Love it. Don't listen to it enough these days. I saw her in London. I've only ever been to two live shows, Fever Ray and Sigur Rós. The Fever Ray gig was the best event of any kind I have ever been to.
LtEdPell
3:01 "Do I call 911 again or just ignore it and hope she's not there in the morning?"
『小 十四』Donny Patiño
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 :v
Deep Soul Records
eu amo isso, garotas que curtam tbm devem ser incríveis kk
Vega new
I'm hypnotized by this
Amelia Meredith
I don't really know what that was but I think I liked it
Anna Cooper
I find her music both intriguing and concerning
Carlos Daniel
bons tempos de pes2011
Mr. Nisse
Look honey...there's a crazy homeless girl in the backyard. I hope she doesn't fall in the pool...I don't think our insurance would cover it.
Power DX7
I love the whole package. The synth sounds, vocal and video!!! It's pure magic!!!!!
Penny Peach
Most gorgeous woman in the multiverse.
Nick Taylor
This genius - it's like the world's most unreasonable teenage daughter. It's like her dad has gone "not dressed like that you don't", so she's gone out into the back yard and done something mad.
Selene gt
She's a True free spirit!
Marin Belec
Hmm, watching this for the 10th time probably, here are some thoughts. I agree with others who think it's about not doing anything with one's life, but waiting for it to "embrace" them. When the water starts jumping out.. it's like the pool is coming out to her, and she's waiting for it, again, "to embrace her". And the man at the window, he's there like all others who see someone failing and don't do anything. Maybe this song has caught too much of my attention. Maybe I also try to ignore the fact that I'm not doing much, just waiting for something to happen. Sorry, *ahem*, have a nice day, everyone!
undead catz
doesnt she look like avril lavigne in this vid
IberoCream
THE KNIFE 4 EVER! ♥ KAREN
Sam Larson
"Honey! The kid from next door is playing with the pool again..."
WORDS OF
any one know the name of the girl in the video??
Adam Warlock
Those poor eye hands, she's a cruel person, just waving those hands around while its In pain and crying so heavily.
Flash Azul
Too much LSD for today
alexandre vieira
pes 2011 eterno
Supple Chap
This song inspired me.
thaares
this should be reuploaded in HD
Vrillon Xana
This song has been a portal leading me through Fever Ray & The Knife. 8 years already; but fresher years after years...
Brian Combs
Still watching this in 2015-2016?
DH DEUS
PES'11
retromontage
Pes 2011 :'(
38psiGoodbye
In my opinion, the point she is trying to get across is to be free, live 1 day at a time and be productive while enjoying the little things that life has to offer instead of sitting back and doing nothing just waiting for God ("the face in the ceiling") to come and "catch me" as she says meaning waiting on your life to end. 
sebastian ojeda
This is a conjure from a girl in love with the world, with dreams and magic like we all are when we are young and magical. asking for what she desires, believing in her own magic waiting for the world to give back.The elder on the window is the incredulous, the skeptical the one who has lost the magic and now its trapped by the nothingness (like the never-ending story) somewhat he is looking through the window like ourselves watching the video, while she, the young witch, in the most positive and pure meaning, makes the energy, the water and everything around her revolt!!
Tasos MacedonGR
2018?
Po Made
This is song is about PES 2011! Enough said!!!
Emerson Ricardo F
2017 & 2018 this song is very good for relaxing
Rike _pl
pool of stranger things
Tude Augusto
Listen this sound .. Remember one moment.. playing PES 11 on PS3..
Lum Invader
Don' t grove up, it' s a trap!
The Black Vagos
BRASIL !!! PES 2011 E 2013 OS MELHORES