Reviewed by: Lauren Rosier
Hval aims to make you uncomfortable. The brilliant provocateur returns her with fifth album, Apocalypse, girl with the intention to force you to think about subjects such as your sexuality. The opening number, “Kingsize” features lines from Danish poet Mette Moestrup: “Think big, girl / like a king / think kingsize,” she states softly.
“Take Care Of Yourself” is the second track on Apocalypse, girl. Hval, again, touches upon sexuality, money, and happiness over a chilling electronic backdrop. “Am I mothering myself? Am I taking care of myself?” she sings.
On “That Battle Is Over” Hval sings over a chilling organ about being alive. She moves from the sexual to the political. She sings about “statistics and newspapers tell me I am unhappy and dying,” questioning science divine intervention. She speaks about famine, socialism, etc.
Despite receiving rave reviews for her 2013 effort Innocence Is Kinky, her latest is still a strong suit and worth a thorough listen.