This PJ Harvey article was written by Jamie Muir, a GIGsoup contributor
PJ Harvey has revealed her much-anticipated new album “The Hope Six Demolition Project”, is due for release on April 15th.
Recorded during her unique “Recording In Progress” exhibition at Somerset House last January, Harvey’s ninth studio album has been inspired by her vast travels across the globe since her previous studio release, “Let England Shake”.
Speaking about “The Hope Six Demolition Project” and how the album all came together, Harvey commented:
“When I’m writing a song I visualise the entire scene. I can see the colours, I can tell the time of day, I can sense the mood, I can see the light changing, the shadows moving, everything in that picture. Gathering information from secondary sources felt too far removed for what I was trying to write about. I wanted to smell the air, feel the soil and meet the people of the countries I was fascinated with”
It’s been almost 5 years since Harvey’s last studio release, the critically acclaimed “Let England Shake”which earned Harvey her second Mercury Prize Award, becoming the first person in history to win the award on more than one occasion. Over the course of her 28 year career, Harvey has constantly challenged and battled boundaries, creating some of the most heart-felt and powerful music of our times.
PJ Harvey will follow the release of “The Hope Six Demolition Project” with a raft of European festival dates including Way Out West, Rock Werchter and Primavera Sound before returning to the UK to headline this year’s Field Day.