PJ Harvey Releases Live From L’Olympia
PJ Harvey, has released a concert film from her show at L’Olympia in Paris on October 13, 2023. The live performance was shot by Walter Films, in collaboration with Arte Concerts, while Harvey was touring her album, I Inside the Old Year Dying. Directed by Antoine Carlier, it features Harvey and bandmates John Parish, James Johnston, Giovanni Ferrario, and Jean-Marc Butty. The filmed performance premiered on Arte’s YouTube channel earlier this week and will be further broadcast on Arte channels in Spring 2024.
PJ Harvey is the only musician to have been awarded the UK’s esteemed Mercury Music Prize more than once, winning first in 2001 for Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea and again in 2011 for Let England Shake. An accomplished poet and visual artist, as well as a musician and songwriter, her work is striking in its originality: vivid, absorbing and distinct. Since the release of The Hope Six Demolition Project, which landed her a first #1 album in her native UK, she has contributed compositions for stage and screen; most recently for Sharon Horgan’s acclaimed Bad Sisters mini-series.
Throughout her career, Harvey has always ensured that each phase of her progress has taken her somewhere new, but her latest music is audacious and original even by her own standards. Full of a sense of a cyclical return to new beginnings, it combines its creative daring with a sense of being open and inviting, in the most fascinating way. The new songs, Harvey says, offer “a resting space, a solace, a comfort, a balm – which feels timely for the times we’re in.”
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