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Jenny Hval Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Ashes to Ashes”

The Practice of Love Due Out September 13 via Sacred Bones

Jul 10, 2019
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Norwegian avant-garde musician Jenny Hval has announced a new album, The Practice of Love, and shared its first single, "Ashes to Ashes." The Practice of Love is due out September 13 via Sacred Bones. Check out "Ashes to Ashes" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art, as well as her upcoming tour dates.

The album is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2016 album, Blood Bitch, and her 2018 EP, The Long Sleep. The album features guest vocalists Vivian Wang, Laura Jean Englert, and Félicia Atkinson. The title The Practice of Love was partially inspired by Valie Export's 1985 film of the same name.

Hval had this to say about the album in a press release: "This all sounds very clichéd, like a standard greeting card expression. But for me, love, and the practice of love, has been deeply tied to the feeling of otherness. Love as a theme in art has been the domain of the canonized, big artists, and I have always seen myself as a minor character, a voice that speaks of other things. But in the last few years I have wanted to take a closer look at the practice of otherness, this fragile performance, and how it can express love, intimacy, empathy and desire. I have wanted to ask bigger, wider, kind of idiotic questions like: What is our job as a member of the human race? Do we have to accept this job, and if we don't, does the pressure to be normal ever stop?"

The Practice of Love Tracklist:

1. Lions (feat. Vivian Wang)
2. High Alice
3. Accident (feat. Laura Jean)
4. The Practice of Love (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)
5. Ashes To Ashes
6. Thumbsucker (feat. Félicia Atkinson and Laura Jean)
7. Six Red Cannas (feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson and Laura Jean)
8. Ordinary (feat. Vivian Wang and Félicia Atkinson)

Jenny Hval Tour Dates:

Fri. Sept. 20 - Sat. Sept. 21 - Oslo, NO @ Ultimate Oslo Contemporary Music Festival
Fri. Sept. 20 - Sat. Sept. 21 - Oslo, NO @ Black Box teater
Sun. Sept. 29 - London, UK @ Milton Court
Tue. Oct. 15 - Frankfurt, DE @ Mousonturm
Wed. Oct. 16 - Frankfurt, DE @ Mousonturm
Wed. Oct. 30 - Paris, FR @ Centre Pompidou
Sat. Nov. 9 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival

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