Ahead of her new album, I Inside the Old Year Dying (out July 7 via Partisan Records), PJ Harvey shared its delicate title track.
The single also comes with an animated music video that matches its gloomy feel, directed by Cristóbal León and Joaquín Cociña. The pair describe the visual as a “short story about love, death, and resurrection,” and it can be considered “a little fairy tale.”
“The result somehow captures the ethereal and melancholic longing I was looking for. In the lyric everyone is waiting for the savior 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,” Harvey says of the song.
She’s also gearing up for a string of dates in the U.K. and Europe, launching Sept. 22 in Dublin, Ireland. You can register for presale access here.
See the video for “I Inside the Old I Dying” below.