Hear a new song from Lost Girls (Jenny Hval), “Ruins”

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Lost Girls, the collaborative project from Jenny Hval and Håvard Volden, have returned with a new single. “Ruins” is the group’s latest, a darker electronic track that pulses with post-punk basslines and ominous atmosphere. Check it out below.

Hval said about the song in a statement, “Håvard sent me this long, wonderful and kaleidoscopic bass line on top of a drum machine track that I had no clue what to do with — it felt too difficult to try to learn or tame it. I started improvising with it and moving parts around a bit, and the song began to feel like getting lost in a city at night, or a cemetery, walking around in circles, perhaps running, perhaps hiding. After improvising for a bit I realized that I was singing about this kind of pattern of movement, but as a band practice in the 90s, back when I first started playing with other people. If ‘Ruins’ is ‘about’ anything, it’s about a practice of discovery, being young and lost and feeling as if you are close to something ancient and magical.”

Lost Girls have also announced new live dates. Check those out below.

Jenny Hval’s last album was 2022’s Classic Objects. It’s featured on our list of the 50 Best Albums of 2022.

Lost Girls live dates:

Tue. Sep. 26 – New York, NY @ National Sawdust
Sun. Nov. 5 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain *
Tue. Nov. 7 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios
Sat. Nov. 11 – Berlin, DE @ Silent Green

* w/ Decisive Pink

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