PJ Harvey Shreds, Explores Ruins in Teaser for New Album


It’s been nearly five years since the release of PJ Harvey’s last album, the excellent Let England Shake, but finally there’s news of a solid release from the British songstress. In a brief (but, yeah, pretty) video, Harvey records one of her new songs and explores ruins. The video ends with the announcement that a new, currently untitled PJ Harvey album will be released in Spring of 2016.

The announcement doesn’t come as a complete surprise, as Harvey was traveling around the world, recording it in places that were open and accessible to the public. Longtime Harvey collaborators Flood and John Parish assisted in the making of the new music, which Harvey performed in London back in October.

The teaser is directed by photographer and filmmaker Seamus Murphy, who also collaborated with Harvey on a book of poetry and photographs, “The Hollow of the Hand,” which was released in October of this year.

Here’s the trailer:

And here’s a performance of one of those new songs, “Chain of Keys”: