Jenny Hval shares mesmerizing new single “High Alice”

Jenny Hval‘s new album, The Practice Of Love, will be available on September 13 via Sacred Bones.

In case you missed it, Norwegian multitalented musician and writer Jenny Hval is readying the release of her new album The Practice Of Love, which was inspired and named after Valie Export‘s 1985 drama movie and that seems to sound a bit less experimental and challenging than some of her previous works (“it unspools with an almost deceptive ease,” according to the press release). She has already shared the excellent lead single “Ashes To Ashes” – which is anything but deceptive – and she’s now back with another amazing single, “High Alice”, which was notably inspired by Kylie’s trippy masterpiece “Confide In Me”. About the track, she stated:

For a while, this song felt like my entire album. I had no idea what the rest of it would be, just a feeling like this song and the title, the two words ‘High Alice,’ would get me there. My guiding stars at the time were Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star and Kylie Minogue’s ‘Confide In Me.’ Maybe High Alice is the narrator of this album. I don’t know how I wrote it, it was automatic. But I found it really funny that I mentioned the sea three times. High Alice goes to all the places I have taught myself to avoid, like the four Big Themes: Love, death, life, the ocean. The ocean. The ocean.

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