Jenny Hval – High Alice
Jenny Hval shares the Kylie Minogue-inspired (at least in part) new single from her incredible new album The Practice of Love, coming next month on Sacred Bones. Listen to “High Alice” below + pre-order the record on limited sand-colored vinyl (250 hand-numbered copies) here.
“For a while, this song felt like my entire album. I had no idea what the rest of it would be, just a feeling like this song and the title, the two words High Alice, would get me there. My guiding stars at the time were Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star and Kylie Minogue’s Confide In Me. Maybe High Alice is the narrator of this album. I don’t know how I wrote it, it was automatic. But I found it really funny that I mentioned the sea three times. High Alice goes to all the places I have have taught myself to avoid, like the four Big Themes: Love, death, life, the ocean. The ocean. The ocean.”