Nov 16, 2022
By Joey Arnone
Photography by Jenny Berger Myhre
Jenny Hval has shared a new single, “Buffy. Hval has also shared a live performance video for “Cemetery of Splendour” and “Classic Objects,” two songs from her newest album, Classic Objects. Listen to “Buffy” and view the video below.
In a press release, Hval states: “Somehow I improvised some lyrics that referred to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 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?
“‘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.”
Classic Objects came out in March via 4AD.