pj harvey :: written on the forehead

..Let it burn, Let it burn, Let it burn!..

PJ Harvey will be releasing her eighth studio album “Let England Shake” on February 14, 2011. Recorded in a church, the first taste is a song entitled “Written On the Forehead“.

Thoughts first felt while hearing this ran around the idea that it was like an old demo, recorded underwater, and very unexpected. After a few more listens, it has become worldly with a discovery of the soft blend of the reggae sample in the background by Niney The Observer singing “Blood & Fire“, making the way PJ Harvey’s haunting and nostalgic vocals along with the wistful harmony, seem almost peaceful and fitting. The way the music progresses, it paints a visual picture like as if it’s about the end of the world.

Art by Nicoletta Ceccoli

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