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Jenny Hval releases new song "Buffy"

16 November 2022, 14:25 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jenny Hval has released a new standalone single titled "Buffy".

"Buffy" is Hval's first release since her March album Classic Objects, and is, in Hval's own words, a song about "hope".

"Somehow I improvised some lyrics that referred to Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Hval says. "Probably just because I have watched it many times. I do like the idea that a TV series with many episodes, like Buffy, can be used as a creative and political rehearsal. An episodic form rehearsing overthrowing a dictatorship, a plutocracy, or theocracy?"

She adds, ""Buffy" is not a song about a slayer, a superhero, or feminist icon. If anything, it’s a song about hope, but in an understated and episodic way. Because to me, hope is more hopeful when it is presented in a subtle way."

Jenny Hval's "Buffy" single is out now.

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