Enter Berlin & drift into wistful space
Reverberating poetry and ethereal melodies throb together on the second track from Hval’s upcoming album, Blood Bitch, which is due out September 30 via Sacred Bones. The track sketches out a heart being broken, then mended, then realising it’s a routine that’s going to be repeated over and over. Set against a steady pulse, the track is only disturbed by the changing chords her vocals cling to. In her own words; ‘It could be making sense of impermanence, failure and overlooked artwork, but it could also be making sense of the eternal. A floor plan of eternity. A love song for a vampire stuck in erotic self-oscillation. Or maybe just myself.’
Jenny Hval performs on Thursday, 27 October at De School, Amsterdam.