I’m pretty excited about PJ Harvey’s new record with John Parish, as their last collaboration 13 years ago, Dance Hall at Louse Point, was rife with unsettling, artfully bluesy punk. This new video for “Black Hearted Love” mines similar terrain musically. Parish’s wiry guitar lines are enveloped once again by Harvey’s haunting vocals. The juxtaposition of Harvey’s quasi-goth attire and a children’s inflatable spacewalk is nothing short of creepy. The slow-motion lip-synching only adds to the surreal atmosphere.
Watch the video here.