The Wheel - PJ Harvey

from the album The Hope Six Demolition Project (2016)

Inspired by her travels to Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Washington DC with Irish Photographer / Filmmaker Seamus Murphy, The Hope Six Demolition Project is a collection of stories on how the lingering consequences of past events shape modern suffering.

The climax of the album is The Wheel, a song about war-torn Kosovo set to a collage of visual imagery of children on an amusement park ride, dismembered body parts, and the faded photographs of missing family members hanging from a fence.

I dig the thoughtfulness of the album concept.  We should always beware of the long-term implications of our actions.  It is fascinating and frightening how they define the world we live in today.

I also dig the music.  Particularly the horn arrangements, the beat, and how the vibe channels Patti Smith and Siouxsie.

Hats off to Polly Jean !!!

Click Here to watch the official music video for The Wheel.

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