All of the news surrounding Ms. Polly Jean Harveys ninth studio LP started out rather cryptically but once she finally let the cat out of the bag, the 41-year-old has been quite generous with samples from the disc. Shes given us tastes of six new songs from Let England Shake one of our most important albums of 2011 and now were being graced with even more of the official music video treatment.
We’ve already seen a clip that featured “The Last Living Rose” but, thanks to TwentyFourBit, you can now feast your eyes on the clip for Shakes first single, The Words That Maketh Murder. Our own Chris Coplan already reported that the song would be available digitally next Monday and physically on February 7th, but the Seamus Murphy-directed clip is something else.
It opens with a shot of our heroine strumming her autoharp in the living room and then interchanges between moving images of dead soldiers, young boys in uniform, and old people ballroom dancing. There are also bees, folks frolicking in the park, and some driving around town.