PJ Harvey releases new track ‘An Acre of Land’

It's taken from upcoming thriller, 'Dark River'.

PJ Harvey has released new track ‘An Acre of Land’, which is her take on the traditional British folk song.

The track is taken from upcoming British film ‘Dark River’, a thriller that focuses on the tension between two siblings after their father’s death.

Alice (played by Ruth Wilson) returns to the family’s North Yorkshire farm after 15 years, to find her brother Joe (Mark Stanley) has let it go to ruin, from looking after their sick father.


The pair end up fighting over the tenancy of their late father’s land.

Listen to the song below.

Harvey created the track with film composer Harry Escott, who’s also worked on ‘Hard Candy’ and ‘Shame’.

‘An Acre of Land’ also features in the film’s trailer, which you can view below.


Last year the singer released a number of new tracks, including ‘A Dog Called Money‘ – which was available on a limited run of  7″ singles at her live shows.

In 2016, she treated fans to a previously unreleased song, ‘Guilty‘, which was recorded at London’s Somerset House during sessions for her 2016 album, ‘Hope Six Demolition Project’.

Last summer, Harvey brought Green Man festival to a “bewitching” close – read NME’s review of her set here.