PJ Harvey released her eighth studio album, Let England Shake, earlier this year, but is keen on releasing her collection prose, poetry, and paintings that she she created privately over the last two decades. She explains in an interview with Spinner:

“My initial beginnings were as a visual artist, not a musician,” she tells Spinner. “I was going to do a degree in sculpture at a place to go onto study sculpture, but then the path towards music opened up for me. I had an opportunity to make a record and it took me away from ever doing that.”

“I work on paintings alongside with songs … I take my work with me. As I write every day, I draw and paint every day and it’s just part of my life, so even if I am touring it comes with me. In fact, songwriting is, for me, a very visual process as well.”

“I’d like to do more because I just moved into doing oil painting as well, which I’m really enjoying and I’d like to spend more time doing that,” she says. “I’m also a keen writer, not just of songs, but of poetry, short prose, short stories. I’d like to release regularly my extraneous works, drawings and writings that aren’t songs…”

Source: [Spinner]

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