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Jenny Hval drops new tune "Sabbath"

09 April 2015, 14:13 | Written by Laurence Day

Norwegian artist Jenny Hval has lifted the veil on a new cut titled "Sabbath" from her upcoming LP Apocalypse, girl.

Speaking about the new track, Hval said:

"I think I’ve been writing this song since about 1986. Because when I was really young I had a dream that my vagina had braces. For a long time, it (‘Sabbath’) was a monologue with a heavy drum loop and I had no idea what it was or why. It was just a galloping urge to say something. And then the chorus appeared. It's like a mother; it just wants you to be happy. I really wanted to create something soft & loving. And I think it’s really catchy. Which is also very mothering, a mother catches you.

“I watched the film Daisies (Czechoslovak New Wave CLASSIC), while we were recording the album, and now when I think of Sabbath I think of the two main characters in that film. Daisies is hyper surreal and an extraordinary mix of politics and desire...

"I open with saying I dream I’m a boy, but the song is very much about girls. Girls playing, dreaming, singing, transforming. Girls speaking to and for everyone."

Apolcalypse, girl is out 9 June on Sacred Bones.

Listen to "Sabbath" below.


1. Kingsize
2. Take Care Of Yourself
3. That Battle Is Over
4. White Underground
5. Heaven
6. Why This_
7. Some Days
8. Sabbath
9. Angels and Anaemia
10. Holy Land


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