Norwegian artist and writer, Jenny Hval has announced her new album Blood Bitch, which is due Sept 30, via Sacred Bones Records. To accompany the announcement, Jenny has delivered the first single from the forthcoming project, titled 'Female Vampire.' Read what Jenny had to say about her new work and find the tracklist and single below.

"Blood Bitch is an investigation of blood. Blood that is shed naturally. The purest and most powerful, yet most trivial, and most terrifying blood: Menstruation. The white and red toilet roll chain which ties together the virgins, the whores, the mothers, the witches, the dreamers, and the lovers. Blood Bitch is also a fictitious story, fed by characters and images from horror and exploitation films of the '70s. With that language, rather than smart, modern social commentary, I found I could tell a different story about myself and my own time: a poetic diary of modern transience and transcendence.

There is a character in this story that is a vampire Orlando, traveling through time and space. But there is also a story here of a 35-year old artist stuck in a touring loop, and wearing a black wig. She is always up at night, jet lagged, playing late night shows - and by day she is quietly resting over an Arp Odyssey synthesizer while a black van drives her around Europe and America. So this is my most fictional and most personal album. It’s also the first album where I’ve started reconnecting with the goth and metal scene I started out playing in many years ago, by remembering the drony qualities of Norwegian Black Metal. It’s an album of vampires, lunar cycles, sticky choruses, and the smell of warm leaves and winter."

  • Blood Bitch tracklist:
  • Ritual Awakening
  • Female Vampire
  • In The Red
  • Conceptual Romance
  • Untamed Region
  • The Great Undressing
  • Period Piece
  • The Plague
  • Secret Touch
  • Lorna