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PJ Harvey signals her return with "A Child's Question, August"

25 April 2023, 12:05 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

After sharing clips of herself in the studio, PJ Harvey announces her first release of 2023.

Taking to her socials yesterday (24 April), PJ Harvey announced "A Child's Question, August" will be released this week, and will be accompanied by a Steve Gullick-directed video.

She also used her newsletter to share the news with fans that she was making a new playlist publicly available on her Spotify. The collection of songs on the playlist features “tracks from her catalogue produced by Parish and Flood”. Harvey also described it as “a celebration of their masterful work with me”.

Last year, Harvey announced that her tenth studio album would be arriving this summer. This will be the first full-length release of new music since 2016's The Hope Six Demolition Project.

Since then, PJ Harvey has been reissuing demos of her entire back catalogue, with PJ Harvey: B-Sides, Demos and Rarities being released in 2022. She has also released original soundtracks for Bad Sisters alongside Tim Phillips; All About Eve which featured tracks with Gillian Anderson and Lily James; and the narrative poem "Orlam" – which was the first book to be written in the Dorset dialect for decades.

PJ Harvey's last single was "The Crowded Cell" which was written and recorded for Shane Meadows' Channel 4 drama series The Virtues in 2019.

"A Child's Question, August" will arrive on 26 April.

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