PJ Harvey Releases Video for New Single ‘I Inside the Old I Dying’

    PJ Harvey has released a new single, ‘I Inside the Old I Dying’, the title track from her forthcoming album. Following previous offering ‘A Child’s Question, August’, the song arrives with an accompanying animated video by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña. Check it out below, along with Harvey’s newly announced UK and European tour dates.

    “This delicate and beautiful song eluded us until the very last day in the studio,” Harvey shared in a press release. “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.”

    She added: “In the lyric everyone is waiting for the saviour to reappear – everyone and everything anticipates the arrival of this figure of love and transformation. There is a sense of sexual longing and awakening and of moving from one realm into another – from child to adult, from life to death and the eternal.”

    Commenting on the song’s visual, the directors said: “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.”

    I Inside The Old I Dying is set for release on July 7 via Partisan.

    PJ Harvey 2023 Tour Dates:

    Sep 22 – 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
    Sep 23 – 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin
    Sep 25 – Barrowland, Glasgow
    Sep 26 – Barrowland, Glasgow
    Sep 18 – Roundhouse –  London
    Sep 29 – Roundhouse, London
    Oct 2 – Albert Hall, Manchester
    Oct 3– Albert Hall, Manchester
    Oct 6 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Oct 7 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
    Oct 9 – Cirque Royal, Brussels
    Oct 10 – Cirque Royal, Brussels
    Oct 12 – Olympia, Paris
    Oct 13 – Olympia, Paris
    Oct 15 – Volkshaus, Zurich
    Oct 16 – Volkshaus, Zurich
    Oct 18 – Velký sál Lucerna, Prague
    Oct 19 – Velký sál Lucerna, Prague
    Oct 21 – Admiralspalast, Berlin
    Oct 22 – Admiralspalast, Berlin
    Oct 24 – Palladium, Warsaw
    Oct 25 – Palladium, Warsaw
    Oct 27 Falkonersalen, Copenhagen
    Oct 28 – Falkonersalen, Copenhagen
    Oct 30 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
    Oct 31 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo

    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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