Jenny Hval is back with news of her forthcoming album Classic Objects, and has unveiled the opener "Year of Love" to accompany the announcement.
"Year of Love" is Hval's first new material of the year, and will feature on her upcoming album Classic Objects with last year's "Jupiter".
The song is inspired by a proposal that happened during one of Hval's performances a few years ago. Hval explained, "For me, this experience was very troubling. It confronted me with the fact that I am also married. What does that detail from my private life say about me as an artist? "Year of Love" asks, who am I as an artist? Do my private actions betray my work and voice?"
Classic Objects will follow Hval's 2019 album The Practice Of Love, and was formed through a series of short stories Hval wrote about her own life.
"My problem was that I found that the music component in the writing process made the words stray from their path and even jump into the absurd," Hval said. "I think it is just bound to happen when there is music involved. After all, a song isn’t just words, it has a melody, and the reason we have melodies is to step into the dark and jump off cliffs."