Avant-garde artist Jenny Hval shares her latest song “Buffy.” The follow-up to the Classic Objects album is inspired by the popular American supernatural drama TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The Norwegian singer-songwriter reveals that she’s watched the show one too many times and therefore improvised some lyrics that referred to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hval explains, “I do like the idea that a TV series with many episodes, like Buffy, can be used as a creative and political rehearsal. An episodic form rehearsing overthrowing a dictatorship, a plutocracy, or theocracy?”
Hval says that “Buffy” is not a song about “a slayer, a superhero, or feminist icon. If anything, it’s a song about hope, but in an understated and episodic way. Because to me, hope is more hopeful when it is presented in a subtle way.”
Jenny Hval, also known as Rockettothesky, has released eight solo albums during the span of her career. The 42-year-old, known for her unconventional approach to art, feminism, and sexuality has received great acclaim for her fifth LP Apocalypse, Girl. Her most recent record Classic Objects opened to rave reviews and includes songs like “American Coffee” and “Freedom.”
Listen to “Buffy” on YouTube: