As a follow up to “Let England Shake,” PJ Harvey is expected to release a new album soon after she revealed that a number of tracks have already been recorded.
In a report by NME earlier this year, the 45-year-old musician revealed her one-of-a-kind recording process in a public studio session earlier this year.
Hints of violin and a “calm sound” can be expected on the new record after spectators saw how Harvey recorded through a glass wall covered with hand written lyrics to her songs.
“The majority of the track had already been recorded – we saw violin being recorded over aspects of it,” a fan named Jacob said.
“She was looking very stylish – she was dressed all in black and wearing thin suit trousers.” Meanwhile, another fan added that the new songs being recorded sound closely similar to her 2011 release.
“[It was] really similar to her previous album [‘Let England Shake’],” Mattia said.
“I thought maybe she would have changed her style, but she didn’t.
You felt like you were in the studio.” The event was held at Somerset House in London and was presented by Artangel.
Co-director of the venue Michael Morris commented on what Harvey did as an early stage of her recording process where she was able to finish the song “Near The Memorials To Vietnam And Lincoln.” “Polly’s approach to songwriting and making films is very much like that of a visual artist and we got talking about how the process of making a record could be displayed rather like an exhibition and what that might feel like,” Morris said.
There are no further reports of PJ Harvey finishing the new album but is expected to be released by the end of the year or early next year.