With her eagerly-awaited new album set to arrive early next month, PJ Harvey has now dropped the next cut to be lifted from her forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'I Inside The Old I Dying' comes accompanied by a stunning animated video, directed by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña, and follows on from the previously shared lead track 'A Child's Question, August' in previewing her new LP 'I Inside The Old Year Dying', which is set to be released on the 7th July via Partisan Records.
Speaking about the new offering, she said, “This delicate and beautiful song eluded us until the very last day in the studio. Over the previous five weeks we had tried so many times to capture it and failed, and/but then John reinvented the feel of the guitar pattern. As he was demonstrating it in the control room, Flood handed me a microphone and pressed record whilst I sat next to John trying to work out how to sing to it. The result somehow captures the ethereal and melancholic longing I was looking for.
"In the lyric everyone is waiting for the savior to reappear – everyone and everything anticipates the arrival of this figure of love and transformation.
"There is a sense of sexual longing and awakening and of moving from one realm into another – from child to adult, from life to death and the eternal.”
Check out the new video for 'I Inside The Old I Dying' in the player below.