Listen: Jenny Hval - Female VampireThursday 26th May, 2016 2:09PM
Norwegian avant-garde artist Jenny Hval has unveiled new single 'Female Vampire' as she prepares to release new album Blood Bitch. The record is due to drop in late-September through Sacred Bones Records and follows on from 2015's Apocalypse, girl,. Take a listen to the haunting single below...
Here's what Hval had to say about the upcoming record in a press release:
Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers. Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the í70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time: a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence. There is a character in this story that is a vampire Orlando, traveling through time and space. But there is also a story here of a 35-year old artist stuck in a touring loop, and wearing a black wig. She is always up at night, jet lagged, playing late night shows ó and by day she is quietly resting over an Arp Odyssey synthesizer while a black van drives her around Europe and America. So this is my most fictional and most personal album. Itís also the first album where Iíve started reconnecting with the goth and metal scene I started out playing in many years ago, by remembering the drony qualities of Norwegian Black Metal. Itís an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter.