I'm six or seven, and dreaming that I am a boy…
Sabbath is the second single from 'Apocalypse, girl', Jenny Hval's third album under her birth name. 'Apocalypse, girl' sees the Norwegian art pop musician, performer, and writer create a dreamlike world for her music. And that's not 'dreamlike' in the sense of hazy sounds and textures, but in the literal sense of being in a dream, wandering from one disconnected-yet-somehow-also-interconnected sequence to the next.
"I think I’ve been writing this song since about 1986," says Hval of Sabbath, "Because when I was really young I had a dream that my vagina had braces. For a long time, it was a monologue with a heavy drum loop and I had no idea what it was or why. It was just a galloping urge to say something. And then the chorus appeared. It's like a mother; it just wants you to be happy. I really wanted to create something soft and loving. And I think it’s really catchy. Which is also very mothering, a mother catches you."
Jenny Hval 'Apocalypse, girl' tracklist:
02. Take Care Of Yourself
03. That Battle Is Over
04. White Underground
06. Why This?
07. Some Days
09. Angels and Anaemia
10. Holy Land
Jenny Hval live dates:
June 4th-June 7th: Black Box Teater (Apocalypse, girl expanded concerts), Oslo
June 10th: Royal Festival Hall (w/ Perfume Genius), London
June 11th: Gullivers, Manchester
June 12th: The Hope & The Ruin, Brighton
June 13th: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
June 14th: Cafe Oto, London
June 17th: Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam
June 18th: Botanique, Brussels
June 19th: Espace B, Paris
June 20th: Stadtgarten (w/ Circuit de Yeux), Cologne
June 22nd: Kantine am Berghain (w/ Circuit de Yeux), Berlin
June 23rd: Kampnagel (w/ Circuit de Yeux), Hamburg
June 24th: Jazzhouse (w/ Circuit de Yeux), Copenhagen
Sacred Bones release 'Apocalypse, girl' on June 8th 2015 (pre-order).