JENNY HVAL’S ‘THAT BATTLE IS OVER’: ‘INSPIRED BY A GREAT WISH TO SING KARAOKE’

JENNY-HVAL1FAME RECOMMENDS: JENNY HVAL’S ‘THAT BATTLE IS OVER’

Norwegian artist and writer Jenny Hval shares ‘That Battle Is Over’ a brainy, fetchingly alluring first track from her new album ‘Apocalypse, girl’, out June 8th via Sacred Bones Records.

Speaking about ‘That Battle Is Over’, Jenny says: “It’s inspired by a great wish to sing karaoke. These songs are flat like that – they are so direct that there’s no background. Trying to create one makes the song more shallow. Or worse – makes the listener obsolete.” Here’s the rather stimulating teaser video to her new album ‘Apocalypse, girl’…

On her new album she says: “Apocalypse, girl is a very intimate & personal piece of work…It dreams of an old science fiction movie where gospel choir girls are punks and run the world with auto-erotic impulses…Always torn between the vulnerable, the explosive and total humiliation.”

Pre-order ‘Apocalypse, girl’

Live Dates:
March
16 – Columbus, OH @ Wexner Center w/ Perfume Genius
17 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Perfume Genius
19 – New York, NY @ Stage 48 w/ Perfume Genius
20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Perfume Genius
21 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre w/ Perfume Genius
23 – Hamden, CT @ The Outer Space w/ Perfume Genius
24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Perfume Genius
25 – Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston w/ Perfume Genius
27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum w/ Perfume Genius

June
4 – Sun. June 7 – Oslo, NO @ Black Box Teater – Apocalypse, girl expanded concerts
10 – London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall w/ Perfume Genius
11 – Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
12 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & The Ruin
13 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
14 – London, UK @ Cafe Oto
17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Muziekgebouw
18 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
19 – Paris, FR @ Espace B
20 – Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten w/ Circuit de Yeux
22 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain w/ Circuit de Yeux
23 – Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel w/ Circuit de Yeux
24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse w/ Circuit de Yeux

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Photo by Jenny Berger Myhre