After Jenny Hval’s recent release of her album, Apocalypse, girl, she’s released a video for new song from the album titled “Sabbath”. The post pop-punk artist who often writes on various social issues such as gender roles and feminism also released a video for her debut single from Apocalypse, girl called “That Battle Is Over”.
Besides being in the headlines for her abundance of new material, Jenny Hval created a truly unique and experimental video to accompany her track “Sabbath”. Jenny Hval’s work is something that some people may have a hard time understanding or even listening to at first. She’s very explicit and erotic within her art, however it’s actually truly fascinating if not a bit awe inspiring. It’s poetic as the video and song depicts a young girls erotic realization, however seems to be a topic most musicians would tend to stray away from.
Although some people may find it a bit uneasy, Hval definitely inspires you to break society’s rules a little bit. By testing the boundaries that society has put on mainstream media, she has really pushed her audience to the line of social acceptance. As an artist, it’s really unique to see the feedback she gets from this. She’s not writing about cookie cutter topics that you hear about in every song, but more cutting edge boundary breaking topics.
The video for “Sabbath” is just that- cutting edge and breaking the boundaries. You can’t tell if you’re fascinated or disturbed by some parts, however the artistic value put into both the video and the song really allow it to be something that compliments Jenny Hval’s style. It’s dreamy and eclectic, but also thought provoking. As a music video, it’s really interesting how well it manages to complement the track “Sabbath”.
Generally Hval’s music videos acknowledge the issues there are between genders, such as stereotypical feminine gender roles depicted in her video for “The Battle Is Over’. Her work may be experimental, but it provides her with a platform as an artist to really touch on social issues regarding feminism and gender. Music has been known to be a platform to voice opinions regarding social justice, and it’s great to see Hval taking advantage of that while experimenting as an artist as well.
Be sure to check out Jenny Hval’s new video for her song “Sabbath” below.