watch the video for pj harvey’s new single, 'the orange monkey'

Check out the new visuals for the third track off the former i-D cover star’s album "The Hope Six Demolition Project."

by Matthew Whitehouse
03 June 2016, 3:25pm

PJ Harvey has shared the video for new single "The Orange Monkey," the third track from her UK number one album The Hope Six Demolition Project. Shot in Afghanistan, the video was directed by award-winning filmmaker Seamus Murphy and follows his work for previous singles "The Wheel" and the controversial "The Community of Hope." Like those tracks, "The Orange Monkey" grew out of open studio sessions in which Harvey recorded in front of the public at London's Somerset House, drawing on four years of traveling. "In December 2012 Polly joined me and we traveled together in Afghanistan," says director Seamus Murphy. "'The Orange Monkey' has warm, earthen colors with a pleasant, unrushed feel to it. There's an underlying melancholy, which is leavened by the strength and energy of the Afghan people. We know there is tragedy but what we see is resilience."

"The Hope Six Demolition Project," PJ Harvey's ninth studio album, is out now. 


Text Matthew Whitehouse

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