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Jenny Hval Shares “Spells” Video; Plus Stream Her New EP

The Long Sleep EP Out Now via Sacred Bones

May 25, 2018 Jenny Hval
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Norwegian avant-garde musician Jenny Hval released a new EP, The Long Sleep, today via Sacred Bones. Previously she shared its first single, “Spells” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Now “Spells” has a video. Constance Tenvik directed the video, which features a strange dance party. Watch it below. You can also stream the full EP below.

Hval had this to say about the video in a press release: “A detective like version of Jenny is carrying a mysterious suitcase through various disco infused rooms. At times her doppelganger appears. Soon enough the content of the chased suitcase is revealed to be pastel colored marshmallows. The slumber party is officially open and the sweets are up for grabs. A pillow fight evolves into a carnivalesque parade serving dance moves and crocodiles made out of bread and spinach - and with hard boiled eggs as eyes (recipe found in Roald Dahl’s Revolting Recipes). On the dance floor, Jenny attempts to become a disco ball by draping herself in silver sequins and by pointing with a Maglite on the rotating body. While she is covered in silvery fabrics and spinning, she is not noticing that the party is leaving her.”

The EP is the follow-up to her acclaimed 2016 album, Blood Bitch. The Long Sleep was recorded with longtime collaborator Håvard Volden and producer Lasse Marhaug. It features various jazz players: Kyrre Laastad on percussion, Anja Lauvdal on piano, Espen Reinertsen on saxophone, and Eivind Lønning on trumpet.

Jenny Hval Tour Dates:

Fri. May 25 - Den Haag, NL @ Korzo Theater (REWIRE & KORZO)
Fri. June 1 - Olso, NO @ Blå
Tue. June 5 - London, UK @ St John on Bethnal Green
Thu. June 14 - Barcelona, ES @ Sonar Festival
Sat. Sep. 1 - Cologne, DE @ Pop Festival

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May 29th 2018

Great video! I just want to go to see her on concerts!!!!

April 3rd 2019