Sweden’s Jenny Wilson has shared release details for her forthcoming fifth album ‘EXORCISM’, due for UK release on April 20, 2018 via Gold Medal Recordings.
Having previously collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid Records she was previously signed), ‘EXORCISM’ will be Wilson’s fifth studio album, and her first since 2013’s ‘Demand The Impossible!’ - recorded and released whilst she underwent treatment for breast cancer - which went on to win three gongs at the Swedish Grammi awards.
An intensely, unflinchingly personal album, ’EXORCISM’ deals with the harrowing aftermath of Wilson’s own experience of sexual assault. As its title suggests, the record finds Wilson seeking to divest herself of the recurrent traumas of her attack. Geared around her own Prophet 6 analogue synthesiser, the impetus of ‘EXORCISM’ to bear witness to a horrifying ordeal with integrity and grace is borne out with ‘RAPIN*’, the first track to emerge from the new record.
Leant claustrophobic tension by industrial synth drones, the track arrives alongside an uncompromising animated film, created by Swedish artist Gustaf Holtenäs. Speaking about the film, Jenny says;
“I wanted to make something awfully direct. Something you just can't hide from or misunderstand. This song demanded a brutal video, and it had to be done in a beautiful animated style to reach the full power of the story."
Jenny has released the following statement about her experience, alongside the new animation.
This is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done.
In so many ways.
At first, I actually didn’t know if I even wanted to go on with music anymore.
Then, something terrible happened to me.
I ended up at a crossroads.
Either silent - or speaking.
It was not an easy choice.
I didn’t want to talk.
I didn’t manage to talk.
But I had to talk.
Not to bring justice or to take revenge.
Nothing is ever as easy as it seems.
I wanted to take back what I’d lost.
I had to get rid of what was hurting me.
DISRESPECT IS UNIVERSAL
YOUR ANGRY BIBLE
IT’S LOVE (AND I’M SCARED)
FOREVER IS A LONG TIME