Published Aug 13, 2019Norwegian songwriter and multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hval has shared a new track today from her upcoming album The Practice of Love. "High Alice" arrives today as the second single from the album, behind "Ashes to Ashes," which came earlier this summer.
Hval had this to say about the new song:
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. High Alice goes to all the places I have taught myself to avoid, like the four Big Themes: Love, death, life, the ocean. The ocean. The ocean.
The Practice of Love is due September 13 via Sacred Bones. It marks the first solo recordings from Hval since 2018's The Long Sleep EP, and her first full length since 2016's Blood Bitch.
Listen to the new single down below.