Jenny Hval Takes Us on a Post-Apocalyptic Road Trip in Her “Jupiter” Video
It’s her first single through 4AD and her first new solo music since 2019’s The Practice of Love.
In 2019, Jenny Hval released her album The Practice of Love. Since then she’s shared the English translation of her third novel Girls Against God and released an album with collaborator Håvard Volden as Lost Girls. Today, Hval has returned to the solo artist game with a single titled “Jupiter”—her first for the label 4AD—which comes with a Zia Anger–directed video.
“When I wrote the music for this song in 2015, it had no lyrics, and I did not understand where it came from,” Hval said in a press statement. “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 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.”
Watch “Jupiter” below, and check out her newly unveiled 2022 tour dates here.