April 16, 2024

Jenny Hval Shares “Take Care Of Yourself” Video, UK Tour So Near You Can Smell It

Jenny Hval, creator of one of the year’s most important releases, has shared a new video for ‘Apocalypse, girl’ standout, ‘Take Care Of Yourself’. The video features peculiarly framed footage of a live performance by Hval and collaborators at Stage 48 in New York City. The group perform with screen projections and abstract props. This is not your usual ‘just video a gig, it’s the third single’ clip. The audience look transfixed or mystified, depending where your eye rests. The track itself is full of existential dread and anxiety with a feminist angle. There’s a feeling of general unease at the world that is reminiscent of Laurie Anderson and pre-millenial Thom Yorke, a feeling that runs through the album as a whole like scar.

Hval and the crew are heading to the UK for dates in November. As well as being a chance to see a fascinating artist in a live setting, the tour will also give me the perfect excuse to miss out on Guy Fawkes Night on the evening of the Glasgow show.

November dates are as follows:

05 – Glasgow (UK), The Hug & Pint

07 – Leeds (UK), Brudenell Social Club

08 – Manchester (UK), ┬áSoup Kitchen

09 – Bristol (UK), The Lantern

11 – London (UK), Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

If that’s not enough (and when is it ever?) ‘Apocalypse, girl’ opener ‘Kingsize’ has been reworked into a sultry electro track by London artist Kelly Lee Owens. Remember when Armand van Helden transformed Tori Amos’s ‘Professional Widow’? Well, this is a similarly radical re-jigging, although this one won’t be featured on a hundred cheesy dance compilations. Definitely worth checking out though.

‘Apocalypse, now’ is available now via Sacred Bones Records

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