PJ Harvey has unveiled the cover artwork from her forthcoming album ‘STORIES FROM THE CITY, STORIES FROM THE SEA’ on her official website.
The photograph, currently on [url=]www.pjh.org, shows Harvey dressed in all black and wearing sunglasses, crossing a busy street. The picture was taken by photographer Maria Mochancz during a recent photo shoot in New York.
‘Stories…’ was partially written in New York as well as Dorset, and many of the themes and lyrics running through the album make references to the city.
Mochancz has worked with Harvey more than once, directing the videos for ‘Down By The Water’ and ‘C’mon Billy’, as well as working on the artwork for Harvey‘s last album ‘Is This Desire?’.
As previously announced on nme.com, the first single from Harvey‘s new album will be ‘Good Fortune’, and is released on November 6 through Island. It will be backed by additional tracks ’66 Promises’ and ‘Memphis’. The video for the single was directed by Sophie Miller, and was shot in Hoxton, East London.
The album, ‘Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea’ will precede the single on October 23. The full tracklisting, as revealed last month on nme.com is: ‘Big Exit’ ‘Good Fortune’ ‘A Place Called Home’ ‘One Line’ ‘Beautiful Feeling’ ‘The Whores Hustle and The Hustlers Whore’ ‘This Mess We’re In’ ‘You Said Something’ ‘Kamikaze’ ‘This Is Love’ ‘Horses’ ‘We Float’
‘This Mess We’re In’ is a duet with Radiohead vocalist Thom Yorke.