The Knife – Heartbeats

by alphamonkey on February 19, 2007 · 5 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

A favorite song around Casa Del Mono is José González’s cover of ‘Heartbeats’ (most famously used in the Sony Bravia ‘Colour’ commercial, but it was also used in this neat L.E.D. throwie clip), and it wasn’t until fairly recently that I’d heard The Knife’s original version of the track.  I’ll confess to enjoying Gonzalez’s version more, but obviously it’s just a really strong piece of songwriting.  Here’s the original video for ”Heartbeats“, which is a neat mix of found footage and simple animation. 

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  • Your Good Twin

    I adore Karin Dreijer Andersson’s voice.  I first heard her Royksopp’s “What Else Is There?” and moved on to her actual band from there.  I have to say I personally love their original cut of the song more, but probably because I actually started out on it and again, because I adore how she sings.  That whole album, “Deep Cuts”, is absolutely fantastic, actually.

  • Look Madge! I soaked in it!

    I had the exact same experience as the Good Twin. I was so taken by Royksopp’s “What Else Is There?” that I downloaded their ablum, “The Understanding.” I loved that album but was surprised that the woman singing “What Else is There?” was not on the rest of the album. So I did my research and tracked down The Knife. I then downloaded both “Deep Cuts” and “Silent Shout.”

    Now I have a cool video to go with my collection.

    I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that it was the ‘Buddha that introduced me to Royksopp in the first place. Thanks to this sight, I’ve been introduced to some pretty cool music that I’d never have heard otherwise.

  • Your Good Twin

    Haha, wow, I really AM Your Twin.  Your prose even reads like mine.

    I too picked up some Royksopp to find out she was just featured on that one song.  While, I ended up enjoying them just as well (especially Melody AM), I then also moved on to The Knife and fell in love.

    Soaked, if you want more, I recommend going to and using their search function.  The Knife’s video for Na na na is especially striking.

  • elkciN

    Hm. Not as good as Don Johnson’s ‘Heartbeat’.

    But then again, it’s unfair to hold anything to such high standards.

  • .alphamonkey.

    And to be fair, Johnson can’t hold a candle to Neil Diamond’s ‘(Turn On Your) Heartlight’

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