PJ Harvey, whose eight studio album Let England Shake comes out next year, has released another song from the record. “The Last Living Rose” is a spare track that recalls Harvey’s most personal, stripped-down work.
The song’s video, which was also released today, is one of 12 films photojournalist Seamus Murphy shot to accompany each track on Let England Shake. Murphy used photos and video from a 5,000-mile road trip that he made around England, and also shot Harvey in rehearsal.
A few weeks ago, Harvey released “Written On The Forehead,” a haunting track in which she sings in her upper register; it samples Niney the Observer’s “Blood and Fire” riddim.
Let England Shake will be released in the United States by Vagrant Reords. The album, which Harvey recorded with Flood, John Parish and Mick Harvey at a 19th-century church in Dorset, England, will come out on February 15, 2011.
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