“The Wheel” turns anew for the British songstress. Above: Harvey does the Hanky-Panky, Somerset style.
By Barbi Martinez
As previously announced, PJ Harvey’s new album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, her first studio album since 2011’s Let England Shake, arrives April 15 via her longtime label Island. As The Quietus reports, the record “documents her experiences travelling [sic] in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, DC, over a four-year period, with Harvey commenting, ‘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.'”
Listen to first track unveiled from the album. It’s titled “The Wheel.” Meanwhile, go HERE to read our 2011 cover story (print issue #10 in fact) on Harvey, “Blood Sport.”