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Jenny Hval unveils new cut "Jupiter"

09 November 2021, 14:17 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Norway's Jenny Hval has announced her signing to 4AD, and celebrates the news with a new single titled "Jupiter".

"Jupiter" marks Hval's first outing since covering Lush's "Sunbathing" for 4ADs 40th anniversary compilation Bills & Aches & Blues in March, and is also Hvals debut original single since signing to 4AD.

"When I wrote the music for this song in 2015, it had no lyrics, and I did not understand where it came from," Hval explains of the track. "It was a strange creature that moved from one genre to the next like a slide show and crashed into a chorus full of cymbals. Six years later "Jupiter" has become a post-apocalyptic road trip. It begins by the art installation Prada Marfa in Texas, but turns into a game of identification and absurd imagery. The song winds its way through a desert-scape where values, genres, representation and relationships are breaking down. It tickles our death drive and throws us into space."

Back in March Hval and HÃ¥vard Volden released their latest Lost Girls album Menneskekollektivet. Hval is yet to follow up her 2019 album The Practice Of Love.

Jenny Hval's "Jupiter" single is out now on 4AD.
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