PJ Harvey will record her next LP in front of a public audience as part of an art installation at London’s Somerset House.
The project, titled “Recording in Progress”, has been conceived by Harvey herself and will take place inside a construction made of one-way glass that allows viewers to watch the singer and her band record. Harvey’s long-time collaborators Flood and John Parish will produce the album.
“I want ‘Recording in Progress’ to operate as if we’re an exhibition in a gallery,” Harvey told The Independent. “I hope visitors will be able to experience the flow and energy of the recording process.”
The exhibition runs from January 16 to February 14 but, according Somerset House’s website, tickets have already sold out.
The album will be the 45-year-old’s first since “Let England Shake”, which was released in 2011. Harvey is also working on her first poetry book, The Hollow Of The Hand, which is due out this autumn .