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PJ Harvey returns with a nostalgic new single and album to follow

PJ Harvey's new album arrives in July.

It’s been a few years since PJ Harvey’s last album and unlike her usual clean/chaotic album flip-flop, this time she seems to be merging different ideas into a new sound. Working with John Parish and Flood, PJ Harvey seems to be bringing a new sound that sounds like Dance Hall at Louse Point through the lens of White Chalk. By that, I mean we have the rustic rock feel of the former but the ethereal haunted feel of the latter. Quite what the album is about, I’m not sure but the promotional message in her email newsletter says it “builds a sonic universe somehow located in a space between life’s opposites, and between recent history and the ancient past.”

‘A Child’s Question, August’ is taken from the new album ‘I Inside the Old Year Dying’, due out 7th July. Perhaps it is the music video, which showcases lots of old photos and video footage but the whole track feels nostalgic. Enjoy the music video for the track below; the album is available to pre-order now.

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