Jenny Hval shares new single “Sabbath”

Jenny Hval SabbathNorwegian songstress Jenny Hval has unveiled her next single "Sabbath", the second single from her forthcoming new album Apocalypse Girl.

Hval's language is central, always torn between vulnerability, explosion and total humiliation. Apocalypse Girl is told through transgressive pop music; dreams of an old science fiction movie where gospel choirgirls are punks and run the world with autoerotic impulses.

Having shared her previous single "Battle Is Over", Jenny Hval grips us once more with new track "Sabbath". Taking about "Sabbath", Jenny says: "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."

Apocalypse Girl is out 8th June on label Sacred Bones. Jenny is also set to play a series of UK shows this summer, full tour dates are available below.

June - 10th @ Black Box Teater, Oslo // 10th @ Royal Festival Hall, London (with Perfume Genius) // 11th @ Gullivers, Manchester // 12th @ The Hope & The Ruin, Brighton // 13th @ Clwb Ilfor Bach, Cardiff // 14th @ Café Oto, London // 17th @ Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam // 18th @ Botanique, Brussels // 19th @ Espace B, Paris // 20th @ Stadtgarten, Cologne // 22nd @ Kantine am Berghain, Berlin // 23rd @ Kampnagel, Hamburg // 24th @ Jazzhouse, Copenhagen.

Listen to "Sabbath" below and for more information on Jenny Hval click here.


No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.