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WATCH: New PJ Harvey & Ramy Essam Video
Christian Eede , June 7th, 2017 12:06

PJ Harvey and Ramy Essam team up on 'The Camp'

PJ Harvey and Ramy Essam have collaborated on a new single called 'The Camp' set for release this Friday (June 9). You can watch the video for the track above.

The single is being released to raise awareness and funding to aid displaced children in the Lebanese Bekaa Valley with many of those affected by the ongoing conflict in Syria fleeing to Lebanon.

Harvey and Essam recorded the track in Bristol with Harvey’s longtime collaborator John Parish, who produced and mixed the track, as well as playing drums and guitars. All net profits from the track will be donated to Beyond Association in the Bekaa Valley, a national Lebanese non-Governmental Organisation, which provides services such as access to education, healthcare, and social support.

"I began putting some ideas on paper, and sent over rough demos of two or three songs in their early forms," Harvey said of wanting to collaborate with Essam. One of those tracks later became 'The Camp'.

"She is a humble person and true artist that I only could dream to even meet – and now I'm singing with her for this important cause, for humanity," said Essam of his work with PJ Harvey. "It was an honour to work with PJ Harvey, and I found it so inspiring. It gave me a chance to live my dream for a while."

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