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Jenny Hval - New Single 'Jupiter' and 2022 Tour Dates
Jenny Hval : New Single 'Jupiter' and 2022 Tour Dates
8th November 2021

Norwegian musician and novelist Jenny Hval, announces her signing to 4AD with new single/video, ‘Jupiter’, and in conjunction, announces her first North American tour since 2018. The ‘Jupiter’ video sees Hval collaborating once again with director Zia Anger. 

Following its soulful, almost jazzy opening with Hval intoning over floating piano, ‘Jupiter’ blooms with shuffling percussion, and as Hval’s crystal cooing layers, it swells into a simple hymn-like chorus. “When I wrote the music for this song in 2015, it had no lyrics, and I did not understand where it came from. 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,” says Hval. “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.” 

Hval elaborates: “In Zia's music video, that journey has become a psychedelic hot-air balloon ride. The video crew is filmed stepping into the balloon, knowing it is dangerous. That's how the precarious workforce, including artists and other freelancers, work: High risk, little security. We all just mean so little. The thinnest needle can puncture our lives.”

Since her last album, 2019’s widely acclaimed The Practice of Love, Hval published the English translation of her third novel, Girls Against God, and released an album under the name Lost Girls with frequent collaborator, Håvard Volden. Hval’s upcoming North American tour runs coast-to-coast throughout May 2022. Tickets are on sale this Friday, November 12th at 10am local time. 

Jenny Hval 2022 Tour 

17th - Kulturhuset | Bergen, Bergen, Norway
18th - Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway
26th - Dokkhuset, Trondheim, Norway

5th - Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden
6th - Bremen Teater, Copenhagen, Denmark
7th - Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany 
9th - BRDCST Festival, Brussels, Belgium
10th - Rewire Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands
11th - EartH, London, England
13th - La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France

9th - Arts at the Armory, Boston, MA, US
10th - Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY, US
11th - PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA, US
13th - Miracle Theatre, Washington, DC, US
14th - Skully’s, Columbus, OH, US
15th - Constellation, Chicago, IL, US
16th - Constellation, Chicago, IL, US
17th - Lee’s Palace, Tornto, ON, US
20th - Neumos, Seattle, WA, US
21st - Holocene, Portland, OR, US
24th - Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA, US 
25th - Lodge Room, Los Angeles, CA, US
21st - Holocene, Portland, OR, US
24th - Starline Social Club, Oakland, CA, US

4th - Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain,