Jenny Hval Announces New Album ‘Classic Objects’, Shares Video for New Single

    Jenny Hval has announced a new album: Classic Objects, the Norwegian artist’s first for 4AD, is slated for release on March 11. To accompany the announcement, Hval has shared a video for the new single ‘Year of Love’, which was self-directed alongside Jenny Berger Myhre and Annie Bielski. Check it out below and scroll down for the LP’s cover art and tracklist.

    ‘Year of Love’ was inspired by a proposal Hval witnessed as she was performing in one of her shows. “For me, this experience was very troubling,” she said in a statement. “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?”

    Commenting on the video, Hval, Myhre, and Bielski stated: “A sense of loss and joy intertwines in a world of disconnected rooms. The artist inhabits these rooms. She is frozen in time, space, and mid-vowel. She is aware of her immediate surroundings. She is aware that there is more beyond what she can see. A version of her exists in a compressed, compromised, and objectified state. She is sitting in a room, in a house, in a neighbourhood, in the art industry.”

    Classic Objects, the follow-up to 2019’s The Practice of Love, will include Hval’s November single ‘Jupiter’ – one of our Best New Songs. Last year, she collaborated with Håvard Volden for their first record as Lost Girls, Menneskekollektivet

    Classic Objects Cover Artwork:

    Classic Objects Tracklist:

    1. Year of Love
    2. American Coffee
    3. Classic Objects
    4. Cemetery of Splendour
    5. Year of Sky
    6. Jupiter
    7. Freedom
    8. The Revolution Will Not Be Owned

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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