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Listen to new Jenny Hval single High Alice

Jenny Hval (Image credit: Lasse Marhaug)

Jenny Hval (opens in new tab) has released her new single titled High Alice.

It’s the latest material taken from the Norwegian artist’s upcoming album The Practice Of Love, which will launch on September 13 through Sacred Bones.

Hval shared the first track from the record, Ashes To Ashes (opens in new tab), in July.

Hval says: “For a while, this song felt like my entire album. I had no idea what the rest of it would be, just a feeling like this song and the title, the two words ‘High Alice,’ would get me there.

“My guiding stars at the time were Clarice Lispector's The Hour Of The Star and Kylie Minogue's Confide In Me.

“Maybe High Alice is the narrator of this album. I don't know how I wrote it, it was automatic. But I found it really funny that I mentioned the sea three times.”

Hval continues: “High Alice goes to all the places I have taught myself to avoid, like the four big themes: Love, death, life and the ocean.”

The Practice Of Love is now available to pre-order. Find further details below.

Hval has several live shows lined up over the coming months, getting under way with a performance at Oslo’s Ultima Festival on the weekend of September 20/21. 

(Image credit: Sacred Bones)

Jenny Hval: The Practice Of Love
1. Lions (feat. Vivian Wang)
2. High Alice
3. Accident (feat. Laura Jean)
4. The Practice of Love (feat. Laura Jean and Vivian Wang)
5. Ashes To Ashes
6. Thumbsucker (feat. Félicia Atkinson and Laura Jean)
7. Six Red Cannas (feat. Vivian Wang, Félicia Atkinson and Laura Jean)
8. Ordinary (feat. Vivian Wang and Félicia Atkinson)

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Jenny Hval: The Practice Of Love (opens in new tab)
Jenny Hval will return with her new studio album The Practice Of Love in September. Her first record since 2016's Blood Bitch features the lead singles Ashes To Ashes and High Alice.

Jenny Hval 2019 tour dates
Sep 20/21: Oslo Ultimate Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, Norway
Sep 29: London Milton Court, UK
Oct 16: Frankfurt Mousonturm, Germany
Oct 30: Paris Centre Pompidou, France
Nov 09: Utrecht Le Guess Who? Festival, Netherlands
Nov 23: Katowice Ars Cameralis Festival, Poland

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