Jenny Hval – The Practice of Love
Jenny Hval returns, three years on from the outstanding Blood Bitch, with her seventh studio LP. The Practice Of Love finds the Norwegian artist at once streamlining her music-making and also stretching things out a little. A few of these tracks are some of Hval’s most direct (dare we say poppiest?) compositions to date. Hval is no stranger to a good tune of course - Blood Bitch had its moments where her songwriting instincts took hold - but there is a song-first focus to entries like ‘High Alice’ that is more pronounced than it has been previously.