News Note: Veteran artist PJ Harvey returns in 2016 with a new record documenting a unique artistic journey, which took her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. The album was recorded during a month-long, open to the public “Recording in Progress” residency at London arts and cultural center Somerset House. Audiences were given the opportunity to observe Harvey at work with her band and producers in a custom-built studio. This will be Harvey's ninth recording. The new album follows 2011’s Let England Shake, the record that made PJ Harvey the only artist to be awarded the Mercury Prize twice (the previous win being for Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea in 2001.
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