PJ Harvey has revealed new song ‘The Wheel’, the first song from new album ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’.
As reported, Harvey’s new album will be released on April 15. A trailer for the album featuring the tracks ‘The Community of Hope’ and ‘The Wheel’, can be viewed below alongside a full version of ‘The Wheel’ and a radio edit.
The news of Harvey’s ninth studio record was announced in December alongside a clip of the musician performing a short preview of one heavy-riff based song.
‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ will be available on vinyl, CD and as a digital download. The full track-listing is:
‘The Community of Hope’
‘The Ministry of Defence’
‘A Line in the Sand’
‘Chain of Keys’
‘Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln’
‘The Orange Monkey’
‘The Ministry of Social Affairs’
‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ was created during Harvey and Seamus Murphy’s travels between 2011-2014 to destinations including Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, DC. The Hollow Of The Hand, a book of Harvey’s poetry from the same trip, was published last year.
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.
‘Let England Shake’, PJ Harvey’s last studio album, was released in 2011. She has also confirmed a number of festival dates for 2016, including Field Day in London and Barcelona’s Primavera.