Jenny Hval has announced release of a new EP, recorded “with longtime collaborator Håvard Volden and producer Lasse Marhaug,” on Sacred Bones called The Holy Sleep on May 25th. It will show Hval “embracing an instinctive, even subconscious, approach to creating meaning” and “the act of composition itself, letting the melodies and structures reveal the other elements of the songs.”
Hval said in a statement:
What am I doing here? Am I communicating? Am I promoting?
I just want to tell you something.
There should be something I could tell you, there should be something I could do to reach you directly, but there is nothing useful in the way we define “you”, or “me”. There should be something I could tell you, there should be something I could say directly without lyrics and melody.
Maybe that’s what I’m trying here. Something else than lyrics or melody. It’s not the words. It’s not in the rhythm. It’s not in the streaming. It’s not in the “message”. It’s not in the product. It’s not in the algorithms. It’s not something you decided. It’s not something they decided for you.
I want to tell you something. I just want to say: Thank you. I love you.
Pre-order the album here. And listen to the first single, “Spells” below:
The Long Sleep’s short tracklist:
02. The Dreamer Is Everyone In Her Dream
03. The Long Sleep
04. I Want To Tell You Something