Thursday, May 2, 2013


I had always been partial to male singing voices, a preference that perhaps developed when I became obsessed with boy bands in middle school (don't judge, it was the '90s). However, over the past few years I've gained a serious love for female vocals ranging from Patti Smith's low growl to St Vincent's angelic coos. Norwegian "sound-artist" Jenny Hval is among the tradition of eerily ethereal female vocalists like PJ Harvey, Joanna Newsom, and Julia Holter. While yelps and yodels aren't for everyone, I beg of you to give all of these artists a chance because once you get into them, you'll wonder where they've been all of your life. Check out this song from Hval's latest album Innocence is Kinky.

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