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Jenny Hval And Håvard Volden Detail Debut Album As Lost Girls
Christian Eede , February 17th, 2021 11:47

Having collaborated for more than a decade, 'Menneskekollektivet' sees the pair lay down their work together in a studio for the first time

Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden have shared details of an album under the name Lost Girls.

Titled Menneskekollektivet, it is the duo's first full-length release after collaborating for more than ten years and marks their first time recording in an actual studio together, having got together at Norway's Øra Studios in March of last year. You can listen to the album's 12-minute title track above.

"The song started out with some synth chords Håvard played," Hval says of 'Menneskekollektivet'. "I felt they sounded like the beginning of the world, or a world, so I wanted to improvise words to them that somehow expressed a beginning of a world. They don't make sense like a written lyric should, but they are trying to make sense of something, a moment, a slow transition. On this track, the voice, and the music too, slowly makes its way from alone to together."

Smalltown Supersound will release Menneskekollektivet on March 26, 2021.