Jenny Hval Shares "That Battle Is Over" Video

7 May 2015

With just over a month until the release of her new studio album, Apocalypse, girl, Jenny Hval is sharing a new video for debut single, “That Battle Is Over.” The video was directed by Zia Anger, who also directed Hval’s“Innocence Is Kinky” video, and stars several renowned women in the arts, including Melissa Auf der Maur. It chronicles these women in an antiquated suburban fantasy depicting stereotypical feminine tasks, such as baking, childrearing and putting on makeup. Hval’s lyrics are heightened by this anachronistic presence.
Anger describes it as such, “I guess it goes back to '96 for me, and the ‘girl power’ mantra I've been repeating since I learned it from the Spice Girls. The female experience is far from singular (and even further from this white, suburban, American-retro dream), yet around every corner there is a common pain, a wisdom of ecstasy, and an obsession with the uncanny that we all share. Collaborating with an entirely female creative team (with the support of a few great gentlemen) gave birth to an exploration of Jenny's song and an inquiry into the sarcasm that pulses through it.”

The song having off tone poetry style angst in the vocals with deep drowning melody and overtones, the slow panning and frames of the video continue to add to that strange dichotomy of suffering yet empowering. Watch the video above. 
Apocalypse, girl is out June 9th on Sacred Bones, and available for pre-order now. After recent support slots in North America with St. Vincent and Perfume Genius and a European tour ahead in June, Hval will return to North America for a headline tour beginning in August. The live band will consist of Hval (vocals, synths), Håvard Volden (electronics), and Zia Anger (visual enhancement). All dates are below.
Jenny Hval Tour Dates:
Thu. June 4 – Sun. June 7 – Oslo, NO @ Black Box Teater – Apocalypse, girl expanded concerts
Wed. June 10 - London, UK @ Royal Festival Hall w/ Perfume Genius
Thu. June 11 - Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
Fri. June 12 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & The Ruin
Sat. June 13 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
Sun. June 14 - London, UK @ Cafe Oto
Wed. June 17 - Amsterdam, NL @ Muziekgebouw
Thu. June 18 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Fri. June 19 - Paris, FR @ Espace B
Sat. June 20 - Cologne, DE @ Stadtgarten w/ Circuit de Yeux
Mon. June 22 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain w/ Circuit de Yeux
Tue. June 23 - Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel w/ Circuit de Yeux
Wed. June 24 - Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse w/ Circuit de Yeux
Tue. Aug. 25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Briana Marela
Thu. Aug. 27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Briana Marela
Fri. Aug. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt w/ Briana Marela
Sat. Aug. 29 – Seattle, WA  @ Barboza w/ Briana Marela
Tue. Sep. 1 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ Briana Marela
Wed. Sep. 2 - Iowa City, IA @ The Mill w/ Briana Marela
Thu. Sep. 3 – Chicago, IL @ Constellation w/ Briana Marela
Fri. Sep. 4 – Toronto, ON @ Drake w/ Briana Marela
Sat. Sep. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Bar le Ritz w/ Briana Marela
Sun. Sep. 6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade w/ Briana Marela
Tue. Sep. 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Briana Marela
Wed. Sep. 9 – Washington, DC @ DC9 w/ Briana Marela
Thu. Sep. 10 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival 
Fri. Sep. 11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Briana Marela
Mon. Sep. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Briana Marela
Wed. Sep. 16 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain w/ Briana Marela
Thu. Sep. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links w/ Briana Marela
Sat. Sep. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Briana Marela
Sun. Sep. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy w/ Briana Marela
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