Jenny Hval makes her 4AD debut with single & video ‘Jupiter’

Norwegian musician and novelist Jenny Hval“a post-punk pop philosopher at the height of her craft” (Pitchfork), announces her signing to 4AD / Remote Control Records with new single/video, ‘Jupiter’. The ‘Jupiter’ video sees Hval collaborating once again with director Zia Anger
Following its soulful, almost jazzy opening with Hval intoning over floating piano, ‘Jupiter’ blooms with shuffling percussion, and as Hval’s crystal cooing layers, it swells into a simple hymn-like chorus. “When I wrote the music for this song in 2015, it had no lyrics, and I did not understand where it came from. It was a strange creature that moved from one genre to the next like a slide show and crashed into a chorus full of cymbals,” says Hval. “Six years later ‘Jupiter’ has become a post-apocalyptic road trip. It begins by the art installation Prada Marfa in Texas, but turns into a game of identification and absurd imagery. The song winds its way through a desert-scape where values, genres, representation and relationships are breaking down. It tickles our death drive and throws us into space.” 

Stream / Download Jenny Hval – ‘Jupiter’ 

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