PJ Harvey has released another single, "Community of Hope," from her forthcoming album The Hope Six Demolition Project
. This is Polly Jean's first album in five years and it was created during sessions that were open to the public at a London museum exhibition last year. She juggled writing the songs as well as her poetry book (The Hollow of the Hand
) while she traveled to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington D.C. and with filmmaker/photographer, Seamus Murphy.
After recently sharing her first single, "The Wheel," PJ Harvey decided to share the album's opening track, "Community of Hope," on BBC Radio 6 with DJ Shaun Keaveny. It's a catchy, powerful song with rolling guitar riffs and PJ's classic, elegant vocals delivering surprisingly direct lyrics. "The well-known 'pathway of death'/ At least that's what I'm told/ And here's the one sit-down restaurant/ In Ward Seven, nice/ OK, now this is just drug town, just zombies/ But that's just life."
The Hope Six Demolition
is set to release on April 15th and illustrates the artistic journey she went on while she traveled to the countries she was so fascinated with. You can hear the song here at the 50:00 mark