PJ Harvey returns with new album ‘I Inside the Old Year Dying’ after seven-year hiatus

Get ready to hit refresh on your inbox tomorrow, as PJ Harvey is set to unveil the official word her latest musical masterpiece.

PJ Harvey, the renowned alternative rock legend, has announced her long-awaited return to the music world with her latest album, “I Inside the Old Year Dying”. This marks her first new material since her 2016 release, “The Hope Six Demolition Project”, and fans are buzzing with anticipation.

In a statement issued with the album announcement, Harvey mentioned that she spent several years fine-tuning the songs for “I Inside the Old Year Dying”, stating, “After many years of work I am very happy to release this collection of new songs. It was a difficult album to make and took time to find its strongest form, but it has finally become all I hoped for it to be.”

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During her hiatus, Harvey has been busy writing songs for various other productions, including an instrumental take on the stage show “All About Eve”, with vocals performed by Gillian Anderson and Lilly James. She has also penned the soundtrack for the television show “Bad Sisters” with Tim Phillips, best known for writing the musical “The Grinning Man”.

PJ Harvey has also announced the release of the first single from the album, titled “A Child’s Question, August”, set to release today on Wednesday, April 26th. A preview of the song’s accompanying music video, directed by Steve Gullick, is also available for fans to watch.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Harvey mentioned being inspired by “soundtrack writers” such as Jonny Greenwood, Mica Levi, Hildur Guðnadóttir, and Ryuichi Sakamoto, as well as Thom Yorke’s work with The Smile, Anna von Hausswolff’s “All Thoughts Fly”, and Bob Dylan’s 2020 effort “Rough and Rowdy Ways”.

While there is no word on any collaborators on the album, fans can mark their calendars for the release of “I Inside the Old Year Dying” on July 7th, 2023. For those eager to be among the first to hear PJ Harvey’s official announcements, they can tune in here and also listen to 6 Music between 8:30 and 9am BST tomorrow.

PJ Harvey’s return to the music scene with “I Inside the Old Year Dying” is undoubtedly an exciting moment for her devoted fans, and anticipation is building for what promises to be a powerful and captivating album from this iconic artist.