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Jenny Hval Releases One-Off Single, 'Buffy'
Christian Eede , November 16th, 2022 17:45

It follows the release of her latest album, 'Classic Objects', earlier this year

Jenny Hval has shared a new one-off single, called 'Buffy'.

The track, which follows on from this year's Classic Objects LP, emerged initially from Hval improvising on a synth, according to press materials. You can listen to the track above.

In a statement about the new cut, Hval said: "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."

'Buffy' is out now on 4AD.