Jenny Hval is absolutely too artistic for me, and that’s completely okay. I’m allowed to appreciate the music without necessarily following all the explanation and subtlety and intent behind it. I say this because I heard an interview with her where she was talking about some fairly high concepts (see what I did there), which caught me a little unprepared, if I’m honest. Still, this is a really neat song, and it has a very pretty chorus to go with its crafty turn of phrase. It’s from the Norwegian singers sixth album, Blood Bitch (September 30, 2016), which appears to be an art-pop concept album about vampirism. Bits of this feel more like a spoken word or rap piece than a song, and I could of done with one more round of the refrain at the end to really resolve things, but it’s a really interesting piece of music regardless, even taking it apart from the inspiration fuelling it. I might be selling it as more polarising that it really is, but I would certainly describe it as avant-garde, and actually almost a little bit gothy to go with its inherent weirdness. I really enjoy that it’s working with all these different genre aspects, though, the result is truly quite distinct, and deserves note.