PJ Harvey shares ‘The Community Of Hope’ video amid criticism from local politicians

New album 'The Hope Six Demolition Project' will be released in April

PJ Harvey has unveiled her new video for ‘The Community Of Hope’.

Harvey recently returned with the song, which is lifted from her new studio album, ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’. That album is the follow up to 2011’s ‘Let England Shake’ and will be released on April 15.

The clip was shot around Washington, DC, the area which inspired the song.


DC politicians recently criticised Harvey for the song’s lyrics. Former mayor Vince Gray said: “I will not dignify this inane composition with a response”, while his campaign treasurer added: “PJ Harvey is to music what Piers Morgan is to cable news.”

The album was recorded at London’s Somerset House in 2015 during open recording sessions which the public could attend.

Harvey and Murphy also staged a multimedia show in London in October where ten new songs were performed alongside poems, photos and short films from Murphy.

Harvey will appear at a number of festivals this summer, including Glastonbury and Field Day.

‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ tracklisting is:


‘The Community of Hope’
‘The Ministry of Defence’
‘A Line in the Sand’
‘Chain of Keys’
‘River Anacostia’
‘Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln’
‘The Orange Monkey’
‘The Ministry of Social Affairs’
‘The Wheel’
‘Dollar, Dollar’