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PJ Harvey shares “I Inside the Old I Dying” the second song from her forthcoming album

07 June 2023, 11:01 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

PJ Harvey shares “I Inside the Old I Dying”, which is the second song from her forthcoming album, I Inside the Old Year Dying.

Of the new single “I Inside the Old I Dying”, PJ Harvey says: “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.

The song release is accompanied by an animated music video, directed by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña.

Speaking of the video's inspiration, they say: "We envisioned the video as a short story about love, death, and resurrection. We imagined that the video can be seen as a little fairy tale and also as an intimate ritual. We wanted to keep the animation in a state of scenic and material rawness, as if the elements we see are not characters or props, but artifacts and talismans that are part of a ceremony."

This single release follows "A Child's Question, August", which announced PJ Harvey's new album, and her recent signing to Partisan Records after 30 years of being with Island Records.

The new album, I Inside the Old Year Dying, is Harvey’s first since 2016’s The Hope Six Demolition Project. To coincide with the new release, Harvey also announces a run of tour dates in the UK and Europe, beginning in late September with shows in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, and including two dates at London's Roundhouse.

"I Inside the Old I Dying", is out now. PJ Harvey's forthcoming tenth studio album, I Inside the Old Year Dying, will arrive on 7 July via Partisan Records and is available to pre-order now. For more information on her upcoming tour dates, visit

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