Today sees Norwegian multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hval release her new EP The Long Sleep via Sacred Bones. As Hval’s first official release since 2016’s Blood Bitch, The Long Sleep EP follows the Lost Girls collaborative EP with Håvard Volden, released this past February, and precedes Hval’s debut novel, Paradise Rot, published by Penguin Random House’s Verso, and out October 2.
After presenting “Spells” as a pre-release stream, Hval now reveals the song’s video, directed by Constance Tenvik.
As Hval describes it, “A detective-like version of Jenny is carrying a mysterious suitcase through various disco-infused rooms. At times her doppelganger appears. Soon enough the content of the chased suitcase is revealed to be pastel colored marshmallows. The slumber party is officially open and the sweets are up for grabs. A pillow fight evolves into a carnivalesque parade serving dance moves and crocodiles made out of bread and spinach - and with hard boiled eggs as eyes (recipe found in Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes). On the dancefloor, Jenny attempts to become a disco ball by draping herself in silver sequins and by pointing with a Maglite on the rotating body. While she is covered in silvery fabrics and spinning, she is not noticing that the party is leaving her.”
The Long Sleep is out now with the video for "Spells" streaming below.