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Jenny Hval Returns With New Album Announcement & New Song


It’s been three long years since Blood Bitch, the critically acclaimed album by Norwegian multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hval. Hval, one of the more intriguing acts to release music in the past decade has become known for her pierced and textured sound sounds to be heading into a more melodious sound. Now with a new album The Practice of Love due in September, her first single “Ashes to Ashes” from it proves that melody and a more cohesive direction is where her music is now.

Where the sound here is different than her previous works, it still sounds very much like the work of Hval. However in place of sound stabs there’s more cohesiveness and tons of joyous melody that flows throughout. Arpeggiated synths and clusters of notes wash over your ears as Hval masterfully creates a new world for her music to thrive without abandoning the place she inhabited for many years prior. This is a new direction for Hval to thrive, and every note is uplifting and amorous to the ears.

“Ashes to Ashes” can be streamed on all streaming sites, it can be purchased in all digital marketplaces and The Practice of Love can be pre-ordered directly from Sacred Bones Records ahead of its September 13 release date. Jenny Hval is set to perform the album in its entirety twice on September 20 and 21st at Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival.

Image Credits: Photo by Lasse Marhaug.

David Garrick

David Garrick has spent the last five years interviewing some of the most intriguing and engaging artists performing today. Everyone from Angel Olsen to Phoebe Bridgers, Wire to Yo La Tengo, Snail Mail to Soccer Mommy, Ghost to First Aid Kit, The Breeders to Protomartyr, and many more. He's a giant fan of music of pretty much any genre; but especially to the underdogs. He's been known to see more concerts in a week than many people will see in a year.


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