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Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden of Lost Girl return with "Ruins"

17 July 2023, 17:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Lost Girls – the Norwegian duo comprising of Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden – have returned with the brand new single, "Ruins".

“Ruins” is the first single from Hval and Håvard Volden since they released their debut album, Menneskekollektivet in 2021. The release of this brand new single from Lost Girls comes alongside a string of tour dates including a show in New York City, and a handful of European shows, including a date at London's Corsica Studios.

“Håvard sent me this long, wonderful and kaleidoscopic bass line on top of a drum machine track that I had no clue what to do with – it felt too difficult to try to learn or tame it,” Hval says of the band’s new single.

“I started improvising with it and moving parts around a bit, and the song began to feel like getting lost in a city at night, or a cemetery, walking around in circles, perhaps running, perhaps hiding. After improvising for a bit I realised that I was singing about this kind of pattern of movement, but as a band practice in the ’90s, back when I first started playing with other people. If "Ruins" is ‘about’ anything, it’s about a practice of discovery, being young and lost and feeling as if you are close to something ancient and magical.”

"Ruins" is out now.

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