Max Jury and Fenne Lily Cover PJ Harvey’s ‘The Desperate Kingdom of Love’

    Max Jury and Fenne Lily have joined forces for a cover of PJ Harvey’s ‘The Desperate Kingdom of Love’. The track is accompanied by an animated visual featuring the two singer-songwriters and created by Dutch artist Ellis van der Does. Check it out below.

    “I love Polly Harvey as an artist, and I always have. For whatever reason, she’s always really resonated with me,” Jury said in a statement. “And that song in particular I’ve always just loved so much. I thought it would be good to do it as a duet, to add a new element – the way she sings it, it feels like a story with two sides almost. Fenne Lily was keen to hop on, so I was flattered and grateful that she was down to do it. I love the breathiness and softness of her voice, and it was a great fit on this song. Recording it was very much a quarantine vibe, her in her place, me in mine. But PJ’s original was a home recording, so it felt right to not make it sound too clean.”

    Lily added: “I used to listen to Max’s early stuff on my bus ride to school, the same school PJ went to, so this felt like a sweet collision of worlds. Thank you to the queen for writing the perfect song, and to Max for wanting my voice.”

    ‘The Desperate Kingdom of Love’ comes with the promise of more music from Max Jury in 2021. Last year, Fenne Lily released her sophomore LP and one of our favorite albums of 2020, BREACH.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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