Journeys seems to be the thing that has inspired PJ Harvey to write her new album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, which comes out April 15th through Island Records.
Recording for her ninth album took place at Somerset House, where, during her resisdency there, members of the public could view what was going on through her specially built studio for the exhibition named ‘Recording in Progess’ through one way glass. But it was journeys taken over the last four years, to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington D.C. that has informed its content.
Talking of the project, Harvey says, “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”.
Check out the album trailer directed by Sesmus Murphy and featuring tracks The Community of Hope and The Wheel, here