The Knife officially release their 'anti-nationalist' song, 'Europa Europa Theme'

The Knife have properly released what they call their “anti-nationalist” song, “Europa Europa Theme.”

It was originally recorded in 2014 for the Swedish art collective FUL, which toured the Europa Europa cabaret from 2014 through 2016. “Europa Europa Theme” was previously only released in Sweden, and now it is available via all major platforms through The Knife’s label Rabid Records.

“Since then a lot has changed,” The Knife say. “Many people who came to Sweden around then, and have lived and worked here during all this time, are now forced to flee this country, since Sweden is deporting people to countries that are extremely unsafe, like Afghanistan.”

“When we worked with Europa Europa, we wanted to criticize the racist migration policy in Europe during that time,” says writer and director Nasim Aghili, “but we couldn’t even imagine a situation like the one today. The right of asylum is no longer a human right we can all agree upon and support. It’s more important than ever to fight for asylum rights and stop deportations.”

Watch the video for “För alla namn vi inte får använda (Europa Europa Theme),” and check out streaming links here.

Photo: Jon Bergman