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Lost Girls Share New Track, 'Ruins'
Christian Eede , July 17th, 2023 18:02

It marks the first new music from the duo of Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden since their 2021 debut album

Lost Girls have shared a brand new standalone single, 'Ruins'.

The track, which you can listen to above, marks the first new music to emerge from the duo of Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden since their 2021 debut album, Menneskekollektivet. They've also shared details of a short run of live shows taking place later this year, including appearances at National Sawdust in New York (September 26), Paris' Petit Bain (November 5), London's Corsica Studios (November 7) and Silent Green in Berlin (November 11).

Outlining how 'Ruins' came together, Hval said in a statement: "Håvard sent me this long, wonderful and kaleidoscopic bass line on top of a drum machine track that I had no clue what to do with — it felt too difficult to try to learn or tame it. I started improvising with it and moving parts around a bit, and the song began to feel like getting lost in a city at night, or a cemetery, walking around in circles, perhaps running, perhaps hiding. After improvising for a bit I realised that I was singing about this kind of pattern of movement, but as a band practice in the '90s, back when I first started playing with other people. If 'Ruins' is about anything, it's about a practice of discovery, being young and lost and feeling as if you are close to something ancient and magical."

'Ruins' is out now on Smalltown Supersound.