PJ Harvey Announces New Album ‘I Inside The Old Year Dying’ | Music News

PJ Harvey will release her new album ‘I Inside The Old Year Dying’ this summer.

The songwriter’s last album ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ arrived in 2016, followed by some startling live shows. Overhauling her catalogue for a fresh vinyl re-issue series, PJ Harvey also released a book-length poem, with Orlam finding the artist working alongside mentor Don Paterson.

PJ Harvey is an English singer, songwriter, and musician who has been active since the late 1980s. She is known for her distinctive voice, intense lyrics, and eclectic musical style that draws from rock, punk, blues, and folk influences.

Some of PJ Harvey’s best-known songs include:

  1. “Down by the Water”
  2. “Rid of Me”
  3. “Good Fortune”
  4. “This Is Love”
  5. “The Words That Maketh Murder”
  6. “50ft Queenie”
  7. “Man-Size”
  8. “A Perfect Day Elise”
  9. “C’mon Billy”
  10. “The Glorious Land”

Rumours of new music permeated her fan communities, and it seems they’re on the money – a new studio album lands later this year. Out on July 7th, ‘I Inside The Old Year Dying’ was built alongside long-time collaborators Flood and John Parish. Working from Battery Studios in North West London, the songs on the upcoming LP were seemingly crafted in a helter-skelter three week spell.

She says:  “I think the album is about searching, looking – the intensity of first love, and seeking meaning. Not that there has to be a message, but the feeling I get from the record is one of love – it’s tinged with sadness and loss, but it’s loving. I think that’s what makes it feel so welcoming: so open.”

New song ‘A Child’s Question, August’ has a dreamy, ethereal feel, almost as though the narrator is attempting to reach towards a memory that is forever fading. Typically beautiful yet also austere, it’s a striking work, one that stands out from PJ Harvey’s catalogue with its singular eccentricities.

In a note, she labels the song “a resting space, a solace, a comfort, a balm – which feels timely for the times we’re in.”


  1. Prayer at the Gate
  2. Autumn Term
  3. Lwonesome Tonight
  4. Seem an I
  5. The Nether-edge
  6. I Inside the Old Year Dying
  7. All Souls
  8. A Child’s Question, August
  9. I Inside the Old I Dying
  10. August
  11.  A Child’s Question, July
  12.  A Noiseless Noise

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