Listen: Jenny Hval – Buffy

Jenny Hval unveils the enchanting new single, ‘Buffy’. ‘Buffy’ began with Hval improvising on the synth, and the resulting chords express a hopeful loneliness, woven from a repetitive pattern.

Somehow I improvised some lyrics that referred to Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” says Hval, “probably just because I have watched it many times.I do like the idea that a TV series with many episodes, like Buffy, can be used as a creative and political rehearsal. An episodic form rehearsing overthrowing a dictatorship, a plutocracy, or theocracy?

Hval continues, “Buffy is not a song about a slayer, a superhero, or feminist icon. If anything, it’s a song about hope, but in an understated and episodic way. Because to me, hope is more hopeful when it is presented in a subtle way.

Stream / Purchase ‘Buffy’ here.

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