Lost Girls – the project of Jenny Hval and multi-instrumentalist Håvard Volden – have announced their debut LP. It’s titled Menneskekollektivet (which translates to “human collective” in Norwegian) and it arrives digitally March 26 and physically on April 23 via Smalltown Supersound. Below, listen to the album’s newly unveiled title track, and check out the cover artwork and tracklist.
“The song started out with some synth chords Håvard played,” Hval said of the title track in a statement. “I felt they sounded like the beginning of the world, or a world, so I wanted to improvise words to them that somehow expressed a beginning of a world. They don’t make sense like a written lyric should, but they are trying to make sense of something, a moment, a slow transition. On this track, the voice, and the music too, slowly makes its way from alone to together.”
Following 2018’s Feeling EP, Menneskekollektivet marks the first time Hval and Volden have recorded in a studio together in their 10-plus years of collaboration. Hval’s most recent solo album was 2019’s The Practice Of Love.
Menneskekollektivet Cover Artwork:
2. Losing Something
3. Carried by Invisible Bodies
4. Love, Lovers
5. Real Life