Thought-provoking music video for a thought-provoking song: “Take Care of Yourself” by Jenny Hval

Jenny Hval of Norway just released her third record earlier this summer, Apocalypse girl, on Sacred Bones. I reviewed briefly here when it was released. Only a few days ago, she released the official music video for the track, “Take Care of Yourself”, off of Apocalypse girl.

Watch it below:

This video was filmed at Stage 48 in New York City when Hval was opening for Perfume Genius, another favorite of Music For Lunch. Jenny describes the video as:

“Show was in a dance club. Huge wrecking/disco ball threatening to demolish the stage. Audience was well lit, looking at each other. Intimacy and performance team’s lipstick evenly distributed. I sang into a plastic flower, or an imaginary plastic flower.”

I have yet to see Hval live but the unique environment she creates when performing does nothing but intrigue. You can find her in these various locations, with occasional performances with another MFL favorite, Briana Marela.

Fri. Sep. 11 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
Mon. Sep. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
Wed. Sep. 16 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain #
Thu. Sep. 17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links #
Sat. Sep. 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
Sun. Sep. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy #
Tue. Oct. 27 – Malmö, SE @ Inkonst
Wed. Oct. 28 – Stockholm, SE @ Kägelbanan
Sun. Nov. 1 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbühne
Thu. Nov. 5 – Glasgow UK @The Hug & Pint
Sat. Nov. 7 – Leeds UK Brudenell Social Club
Sun. Nov. 8 – Manchester UK @ Soup Kitchen
Mon. Nov. 9 – Bristol UK @ The Lantern
Wed. Nov. 11 – London UK @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Thu. Nov. 12 – Gent, BE @ Charlatan
Fri. Nov. 13 – Den Haag, NL @ Crossing Border Festival
Sat. Nov. 14 – Barcelona, ES @ Sidecar
Sun. Nov. 15 – Madrid, ES @ Teatro del Arte

# with Briana Marela

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