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Jenny Hval teases new LP Blood Bitch with "Conceptual Romance"

26 July 2016, 15:00 | Written by Laurence Day

Jenny Hval has shared "Conceptual Romance", a new single from upcoming record Blood Bitch.

The track links up with "Female Vampire" in previewing the Norwegian artist's follow up to last year's Apocalypse, girl.

Talking about the upcoming album Hval says:

“Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers. Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the '70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time: a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence.

"There is a character in this story that is an updated vampire version of Virgiina Woolfe’s Orlando, traveling through time and space. But there is also a story here of a 35-year old artist stuck in a touring loop, and wearing a black wig. She is always up at night, jet lagged, playing late night shows - and by day she is quietly resting over an Arp Odyssey synthesizer while a black van drives her around Europe and America.

"So this is my most fictional and most personal album. It’s also the first album where I’ve started reconnecting with the goth and metal scene I started out playing in many years ago, by remembering the drony qualities of Norwegian Black Metal. It’s an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter."

Blood Bitch is out on 30 September through Sacred Bones.

Listen to "Conceptual Romance" below. Have a look at her upcoming UK dates after.


4 - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival


17 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
18 - Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
19 - London, UK @ Oslo

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