Lost Girls Announce New Album ‘Selvutsletter’, Unveil New Single ‘With the Other Hand’

    Lost Girls – the collaborative project between Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden – have announced a new LP, Selvutsletter. The follow-up to their 2020 debut Menneskekollektivet is due out October 20 on Smalltown Supersound. It includes the recent single ‘Ruins’, as well as a new track, ‘With the Other Hand’. Listen to it below, and scroll down for the album cover and tracklist.

    Inspired by Leonard Cohen, ‘With the Other Hand’ began with a guitar line written by Volden before Hval rearranged the chords. “The result was a structure of verse and chorus, a pop song whispering about someone’s mysterious journey through a street, a building, and a stage,” the band said in a statement. “The chorus goes like this: ‘With the other hand I open rooms / With the first one I write,’ describing two parts of something – a creative process, or two parts of the unconscious. Or perhaps the two hands describe Lost Girls themselves. One opens rooms, the other writes.”

    According to Lost Girls, Selvutsletter translates to “self-effacer: Someone who tries to erase themselves. Someone who is cleaning out themselves. Performing exorcism. Or perhaps just getting older, less interested in their own present self.”

    Selvutsletter Cover Artwork:

    Selvutsletter Tracklist:

    1. Timed Intervals
    2. With the Other Hand
    3. Ruins
    4. Re-entering the City
    5. World on Fire
    6. Jeg Slutter Meg Selv
    7. June 1996
    8. Seawhite

    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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