The rendition was recorded for BBC drama 'Peaky Blinders'
Harvey’s cover appeared in episode three of the BBC historical drama, which recently returned for its second series. Songs by Arctic Monkeys and Johnny Cash also feature on the soundtrack for the show, which featured music from Nick Cave and Jack White when the first series aired in 2012.
Speaking to BBC Radio 6 Music, the Peaky Blinders‘ music producer, and PJ Harvey producer, Flood revealed he felt compelled to seek her help after the show faced accusations of coming across as overly American.
“We’re trying to make it feel much more European and British and PJ fits that bill perfectly,” he said. “I phoned Polly up and she was very interested. We’re trying to deconstruct all of Polly’s material and then weave it through, it’s very cutting-edge and modern.”
Listen to Harvey’s cover of ‘Red Right Hand’ below.
The cover rendition is her first new track since releasing protest single ‘Shaker Aamer’ in August 2013, which followed her eighth studio album, 2011’s ‘Let England Shake’.
In December 2013, Harvey guest-edited BBC Radio 4’s current affairs show Today, where she commissioned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to deliver the ‘Thought For The Day.’
Last month, Harvey received an honorary degree from Goldsmiths University.