Jenny Wilson will support fellow Swedes The Cardigans across their forthcoming UK tour - a run of four dates through December, ending at London’s Eventim Apollo on December 7, 2018. The dates see
Wilson return to the UK to play material from her widely-applauded latest album, ‘EXORCISM’, released earlier this year via Gold Medal Recordings alongside a sold-out London Birthdays headline show.
Watch the graphic Gustaf Holtenäs-directed video for ‘RAPIN*’ - which beat the likes of Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ to the Best Music Video gong at this year’s Geneva International Film
Wilson’s fifth studio album, ‘EXORCISM’ details her experience of sexual assault across nine unflinchingly personal and uncompromising tracks. Largely built around the heavy analogue drones of Jenny’s Prophet 6 synthesiser, the album was driven by a need to divest herself of the recurrent traumas of her attack, following a period of intense personal & creative turbulence.
The same compulsion to share her experience which manifested itself in the new album is now borne out this month in ‘Who’s Afraid Of Jenny Wilson?’, a new stage production commissioned by Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre, Dramaten. Starring Wilson & co-directed alongside collaborators Py Huss-Wallin and Hanna Kisch, the performance - a fusion of storytelling and dance set to new music from Wilson due for release as an album in 2019 - tracks her battle to cauterise the wounds left by the attack and move forward. You can watch the trailer for ‘Who’s Afraid Of Jenny Wilson?’ here .
Having previously collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid Records she was previously signed), ‘EXORCISM’ is the follow-up to Wilson’s 2013 release ‘Demand The Impossible!’. Recorded and released whilst she underwent treatment for breast cancer, that album went on to win Wilson three gongs at the Swedish Grammi awards, including Album Of The Year and Producer Of The Year.
Unrelenting, knowingly uncomfortable and unwilling to compromise on its truth, in ‘EXORCISM’ Wilson has emerged with that rarest thing - a vital record that dares to simultaneously upset, move, inspire and galvanise its listener.After months of hard work we now have a bulletproof solution that gives our customers the best building platform.
Jenny Wilson today releases new single ‘IT HURTS’, the latest to be lifted from her much-praised new album ‘EXORCISM’, out now via Gold Medal Recordings. Having previously
collaborated with contemporaries including Robyn and The Knife (to whose Rabid Records she was previously signed), ‘EXORCISM’ is Wilson’s fifth studio album, and her first since 2013’s ‘Demand The
Impossible!’, which won 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 - geared around her Prophet 6 analogue synthesiser - finds Wilson seeking to divest herself of the recurrent traumas of her attack.
New single ‘IT HURTS’ homes in on the messy aftermath of the trauma itself, particularly fraught attempts to restore personal relationships. Says Wilson; “It’s about losing your inner compass and ending up in a destructive and dark relationship”.
Jenny has issued the following statement about ‘EXORCISM’.
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