PJ Harvey to record next album in front of an audience
PJ Harvey’s new album will be recorded in view of a general audience in a gallery installation at Somerset House
J Harvey will record her ninth album in view of a public audience, as part of a project entitled ‘Recording In Process.’ ‘Recording In Process’ will be held at Somerset House in London over a four week period between January 16 and February 14, with Harvey to record the album in the New Wing, which has been converted into a recording studio. The New Wing features one-way glass, which will allow observers to catch Harvey laying down the parts to a particular song, running through ideas with producers Flood and John Parish, or playing a full song with her band.
Harvey explained that the project to allow her fans to see the energy of the recording process, saying, “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.”
Harvey released her last album in 2011, the Mercury Prize winning Let England Shake.