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Track Of The Day: Jenny Hval meditates on motherhood in ‘Accident’ – The 405

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With her new album The Practice of Love out this Friday, September 13th, Jenny Hval has shared one final preview. The new track, ‘Accident’, comes with a video directed by regular collaborator Zia Anger.

As usual with a Hval track, ‘Accident’ is loaded with ideas, this time taking the form of a sort of dialogue between friends. With hallucinogenic synths forming a web of intrigue, we hover in the scene as Jenny describes the conversation; “To her friend she finds herself saying:/ I wonder how I have managed to avoid conceiving/ you know, by accident/ so many years, so little fruit.” Eavesdropping on this comfortable conversation between friends, we feel pulled into their privacy, wanting to know more – a not uncommon feeling in a Hval piece.


Jenny Hval’s The Practice Of Love is out Friday 13th September on Sacred Bones. Her live performances are:

Fri. Sept. 20 – Sat. Sept. 21 – Oslo, NO @ Ultima Festival
Sun. Sept. 29 – London, UK @ Milton Court
Wed. Oct. 16 – Frankfurt, DE @ Mousonturm
Wed. Oct. 30 – Paris, FR @ Centre Pompidou
Sat. Nov. 9 – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who? Festival
Sat. Nov. 23 – Katowice, PL @ Ars Cameralis Festival

Keep up with The 405’s Tracks of the Day in our 2019 playlist, updated every weekday.

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