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.”