Watch a short film clip about PJ Harvey’s new album here

The musician will be releasing her long-awaited ninth studio album early next year

When PJ Harvey won the Mercury Music Prize for Let England Shake in 2011, the award cemented her already-established reputation as one of Britain’s most influential songwriters of the last twenty years. And now, almost half a decade later, the artist is back with her as-yet-unnamed ninth album, which will arrive next spring.

The album was recorded during a month long residency at a specially designed studio in Somerset House, where visitors were invited to watch her on the other side of an enclosed box with one-way glazing. It also comes following an “artistic journey” which took her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington D.C.

The result of this journey can now be glimpsed at in this short film clip which was directed by Seamus Murphy, the cinematographer she collaborated with for her recent poetry book The Hollow of the HandThe clip sees Harvey stand by snowy mountains, walk beneath crumbling stone buildings and sit down to play one of her new tracks. 

Watch the film clip above.