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PJ Harvey premieres powerful new song “The Community of Hope” — listen

on March 10, 2016, 8:55am

Next month, PJ Harvey returns with her first album album in five years. The Hope Six Demolition Project takes its name from a controversial plan by the U.S. Department Of Housing And Urban Development to revitalize public housing projects. On the album’s opening track, “The Community of Hope”, Harvey doesn’t have to travel far to experience firsthand the abject failures of the program.

“Here’s the Hope Six Demolition Project/ Switching down the Benning Road,” she sings. “The well-known ‘pathway of death’/ At least that’s what I’m told/ And here’s the one sit-down restaurant/ In Ward Seven, nice/ OK, now this is just drug town, just zombies/ But that’s just life.”

“The Community of Hope” was premiered by Shaun Keaveny on BBC Radio 6 Music today. Listen here (scroll to the 50:37 mark). Update – Friday, March 11th at 11:35 a.m. CT: Listen to the full version below.

The Hope Six Demotion Project arrives April 15th. In anticipation, she’s previously shared lead single “The Wheel”, which was born out of Harvey’s time in Kosovo between 2011 and 2015. Revisit its video below.

The Hope Six Demolition Project Tracklist:
01. The Community of Hope
02. The Ministry of Defence
03. A Line in the Sand
04. Chain of Keys
05. River Anacostia
06. Near the Memorials to Vietnam and Lincoln
07. The Orange Monkey
08. Medicinals
09. The Ministry of Social Affairs
10. The Wheel
11. Dollar, Dollar

In related news, Harvey continues to her tour schedule with the addition of several more festival gigs. See her updated itinerary below.

PJ Harvey 2016 Tour Dates:
06/04 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/05 – Paris, FR @ We Love Green Festival
06/08 – Istanbul, TR @ Zorlu PSM ^
06/10 – Porto, PT @ NOS Primavera Sound
06/12 – London, UK @ Field Day Festival
06/17 – Helsinki, FI @ Sideways
06/18 – Moscow, RU @ Ahmad Tea Music Festival
06/20 – Berlin, DE @ Zitadelle Spandau
06/22 – Zagreb, CR @ INmusic Festival
06/24-25 – Ewijk, NL @ Down the Rabbit Hole
06/26 – Pilton, UK @ Glastonbury Music Festival
06/29-07/02 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
06/30-07/01 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival
07/02 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/03 – Hérouville-Saint-Clair, FR @ Beauregard Music Festival
07/07-10 – Trenčín, SL @ Pohoda Festival
07/08 – Vienna, AT @ Harvest of Art
08/11 – Oslo, NO @ Øya Festival
08/12-13 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West Festival
11/02-06 – Reykjavík, IC @ Iceland Airwaves

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