Jenny Hval has shared news of a forthcoming album.
Titled ‘Classic Objects’, the full-length will arrive via 4AD on 11th March, and is previewed by a new taster from it, ‘Year of Love’.
Her first music of 2022, it’ll appear on the album alongside last year’s ‘Jupiter’.
The song is inspired by a proposal during a performance a few years ago. “For me, this experience was very troubling,” she explains. “It confronted me with the fact that I am also married. What does that detail from my private life say about me as an artist? “Year of Love” asks, who am I as an artist? Do my private actions betray my work and voice?”
The album ‘Classic Objects’ is formed through a series of short stories written about Hval’s own life.
“My problem was that I found that the music component in the writing process made the words stray from their path and even jump into the absurd,” Hval said. “I think it is just bound to happen when there is music involved. After all, a song isn’t just words, it has a melody, and the reason we have melodies is to step into the dark and jump off cliffs.”
You can check out ‘Year of Love’ below.
Year of Love
Cemetery of Splendour
Year of Sky
The Revolution Will Not Be Owned