PJ Harvey to record her new album in public as part of new exhibition
PJ Harvey is to record her new album in front of the public as part of an exhibition at London's Somerset House.
The singer will record her ninth studio album over a four-week period inside an architectural installation designed by Somerset House-based Something & Son
Harvey, along with her longstanding producers Flood and John Parish, will be inside a recording studio in the form of an enclosed box. The box will have one-way glazing, displaying PJ Harvey, her band, producers and engineers as a multi-dimensional sound sculpture.
Speaking about the exhibition, Harvey said: "I want Recording In Progress to operate as if we're an exhibition in a gallery. I hope visitors will be able to eperience the flow and energy of the recording process."
The album is the follow-up to Harvey's 2011 album Let England Shake, which won the singer-songwriter her second Mercury Music Prize. You can preview it on the right-hand side of the page.