Jenny Wilson releases ‘EXORCISM’ to high praise & shares new video for ‘LO’ HI’25 April 2018
Sweden’s Jenny Wilson has released her fifth album, EXORCISM to great critical acclaim (please see below for press quotes) ahead of her forthcoming headline date at London’s Birthdays on April 25, 2018. 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.
Jenny recently shared the video for single ‘LO’ HI’ (which you can watch below) – shot over the course of a sub-zero February night in Stockholm, the new strobe-lit clip for LO’ HI’ mixes footage of Jenny with graphic animation sequences to brutal effect. Directed by Gustaf Holtenäs, the video intersects with the previously released animated film for EXORCISM’s lead single ‘RAPIN*’ (also shot by Holtenäs) ,which premiered earlier this year via the Gothenburg Film Festival.
A masterclass in catharsis **** Guardian
The clarity of vision that burns through Exorcism counteracts the traumatic loss of control that it relates ***** Financial Times
That Wilson can turn such trauma into vibrant, addictive pop is testament to her abilities The Wire
Already in serious contention for being one of the bravest albums of 2018 DJ Mag
Giving this kind of work a mark out of ten seems beside the point, so I haven’t. That doesn’t mean I think it’s anything other than essential listening Loud & Quiet
Ultimately, whatever the other areas of interest, Exorcism is about Wilson’s experiences and her frank lyrics. Do not be put off. This is an album to ponder then be thankful for **** The Arts Desk
The very definition of a personal album, ‘EXORCISM’ deals with this traumatic ordeal with breathtaking candour, great beauty and strength The Line of Best Fit
Wilson’s electro sound is not compromised by the subject matter Drowned in Sound
EXORCISM is a devastating and bleak account of a sexual assault, that also offers hope and is testament to Wilson’s spirit 9/10 Louder Than War
Jenny Wilson isn’t one to shy away from difficult topics Lenny Letter