"The Wheel" - PJ Harvey [YouTube Official Music Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published February 1, 2016



<h5>PJ Harvey "The Wheel" Video Credits</h5>

<blockquote>Directed by Seamus Murphy
Produced by James Wilson
Edited by Sebastian Gollek
Production company: JW Films</blockquote>

PJ Harvey has shared a music video for "The Wheel," a track from her upcoming album, The Hope Six Demolition Project. Watch it above, via her YouTube.

In an interview with Noisey, director Seamus Murphy spoke about the significance of the song and video:

The song "The Wheel" has the journey to Kosovo at its center. Who is to say what else has influenced and informed its creation? The sight of a revolving fairground wheel in Fushe Kosove / Kosovo Polje near the capital Pristina is the concrete reference point for the title. I can tell you its date — 4th August 2011 — from the piece of footage I made as we walked up the street to our parked car near the train station. It was a passing observation of a commonplace image, one of many that day. While Polly took notes I might have been more interested in something else happening across the street and not bothered to shoot or even have seen it. That day we were gathering material in a blind, optimistic endeavor; characteristic of the way we tend to work together. We had no idea if any of it would ever be seen, heard or would make sense.

Making the film for "The Wheel" involved a mix of footage from the first trip in 2011, rehearsals I shot of Polly in London and the most recent trip to Kosovo. The enormous refugee crisis in Europe had been news for months. I spent some time on the Greek and Macedonian borders, and in Serbia, before traveling into Kosovo. It was happening in and through territories associated with recent conflicts in Kosovo and the wider Balkans. The idea of cycles, wheels and repetition once again being all too apparent and necessary to make.

The Hope Six Demolition Project is set for an April 15, 2016 release. Pick it up on Amazon.

For PJ Harvey's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out her Zumic artist page.

PJ Harvey The Hope Six Demolition Project album cover art

Source: PJ Harvey VEVO YouTube

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