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Jenny Hval previews new album with third cut "Freedom"

07 March 2022, 16:25 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jenny Hval has shared a third preview of her upcoming album Classic Objects in the form of new single "Freedom".

"Freedom" is accompanied by a video directed by Annie Bielski, Jenny Berger Myhre and Hval, and will feature on Classic Objects with previous singles "Year of Love" and "Jupiter".

Hval says of the single, "I don’t know what freedom is. This song doesn't either. The lyrics are bombastic and silly, as if written by a political folk song generator. Nonetheless the song was needed on my record - I needed something short and sweet after a series of long, layered reflections."

"I imagine it being sung in a courtroom or in parliament when the debate gets too heated and everyone needs a break," Hval continues. "In this imagined moment, everyone is singing in unison."

Hval adds, "This is the only way I can describe "Freedom" - as a kind of performative moment that breaks up the structure, language and ambivalence of the rest of the record. On its own, it seems weirdly clear and pure. I can’t really defend it. Or perhaps it is myself I can’t defend. The song is necessary. It just reminds me of the fact that I am not."

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.

"Freedom" is out now. Jenny Hval's Classic Objects album will land via 4AD on 11 March, and is available to pre-order now. She's due to play London's EartH on 11 April. Visit for tickets.
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