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Jenny Hval unveils pensive new single "Accident"

09 September 2019, 16:28 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jenny Hval has revealed new single "Accident" from her forthcoming album The Practice of Love.

"Accident" is the third single to be shared from The Practice of Love, after earlier offerings "High Alice" and "Ashes To Ashes".

Hval's new track arrives with a visual directed by Zia Anger, and starring Anger's mother.

Anger and Hval have shared a statement to go alongside the video, "With the release of this video we planned on publishing a dialogue between the two of us. Something that spoke about the kind of work we are doing, and that also referenced the theme of the video - the pairing of production and reproduction."

They add, "It’s a given that the product of some artistic work is worthless. You are therefore expected to “mother” it instead of working and being compensated for it. And sometimes this is the best kind of work. Because it doesn’t feel valuable. Because not everybody will like it, or understand it. Because it won’t immediately be sucked up into the capitalist scroll. It has time and space to be conceived of, to sit in utero, to be birthed, to have its umbilical cord cut, and to live, to breathe. The same is true of our collaboration. We are both seen and heard by each other, and often validated by our responses to each other. However big (with a video) or small (with an email.) Our collaboration validates each other’s right to breathe, to live, to speak. It's the closest we get to magic. This dialogue however, felt rushed. We will publish it at a later date. Until then."

The Practice of Love is Hval's first album since 2016's Blood Bitch.

Hval also announced a new novel last month titled Girls Against God.

"Accident" is out now. The Practice of Love will be released 13 September via Sacred Bones. Jenny Hval plays London's Milton Court on 29 September. Find out more.
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