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Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden announce new collaboration as Lost Girls

By | Published on Tuesday 6 February 2018

Lost Girls

Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden – an artist in his own right as well as being a member of Hval’s live band – have announced that they are coming together for a new collaborative project, Lost Girls.

Taking inspiration from Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name, the duo will get things started with a two track release, ‘Feelings’, on 2 Mar. Both tracks – ‘Drive’ and ‘Accept’ – are pushing fifteen minutes in length and are driven by a desire to experiment.

“[‘Drive’] kept changing because we were improvising a lot together”, says Hval. “I was using words to make sense of time and music – lyrics as a compositional tool – which I found really interesting, this interplay between words as meaning and words as something that could build musical structures”.

A version of ‘Drive’ has appeared in Hval’s live sets in recent years, though – due to the complexity of their recording set up – some of the Lost Girls output can’t be performed live.

“This is the death of the material”, explains Hval. “The transcendence from being something ever-changing to something we can give to others that doesn’t belong to us anymore. It’s also an opportunity for us to keep making things”.

Watch a trailer for ‘Feeling’ here: