PJ Harvey Shares New Single, ‘I Inside The Old I Dying’

It's the second song to be unveiled from Harvey's forthcoming album

PJ Harvey has shared a new song, ‘I Inside The Old I Dying’.

It features on her forthcoming album, I Inside The Old Year Dying, which was originally announced in April together with a video for lead cut ‘A Child’s Question, August’. ‘I Inside The Old I Dying’ comes backed with an animated music video, which you can watch above.

In a statement about the new track, Harvey 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, but then [collaborator] John [Parish] reinvented the feel of the guitar pattern. As he was demonstrating it in the control room, [collaborator] 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 saviour 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."

To mark the unveiling of ‘I Inside The Old I Dying’, Harvey has also shared details of a run of tour dates across the UK and Europe, beginning in late September and running through to late October. Find full details here.

Partisan Music will release I Inside The Old Year Dying on July 7, 2023.

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