Jenny Hval Releases New Single “Buffy”
Jenny Hval released her album Classic Objects, earlier this year via 4AD. Today, Hval has shared new single, “Buffy.” “Buffy” began with Hval improvising on the synth, and the resulting chords express a hopeful loneliness, woven from a repetitive pattern. “Somehow I improvised some lyrics that referred to Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” says Hval, “probably just because I have watched it many times. I do like the idea that a TV series with many episodes, like Buffy, can be used as a creative and political rehearsal. An episodic form rehearsing overthrowing a dictatorship, a plutocracy, or theocracy?” The singer/songwriter is currently on tour, and plays her next show on November 16 in Istanbul, Turkey.
Hval continues, “Buffy is not a song about a slayer, a superhero, or feminist icon. If anything, it’s a song about hope, but in an understated and episodic way. Because to me, hope is more hopeful when it is presented in a subtle way.”
Along with the track,, Hval presents a beautiful live video of herself performing two standouts from Classic Objects, “Cemetery of Splendour” and “Classic Objects.” The filmed session, recorded intimately at the Flerbruket studio an hour outside of Oslo, offers a glimpse into the magic of Hval’s uncanny, spellbinding world, merging the unreal with the mundane.
Jenny Hval 2022 Tour Dates:
Wed. Nov. 16 – Istanbul, TR @ Babylon
Fri. Nov. 18 – Basel, CH @ Buchbasel (Reading & Conversation)
Sat. Nov. 19 – Basel, CH @ Kaserne
Sun. Nov. 20 – Bern, CH @ Saint Ghetto Festival
Tue. Nov. 22 – Espinho, PT @ Auditório de Espinho
Wed. Nov. 23 – Lisbon, PT @ Culturgest
Thu. Nov. 24 – Braga, PT @ Gnration
Purchase Classic Objects by Jenny Hval HERE
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