PJ Harvey is tripping out. Last night the British songstress unveiled "Written On The Forehead," a teaser track off her new album, Let England Shake (out Feb. 15 via Vagrant Records). Last time anything written on any forehead was this newsworthy, it involved a New England Patriots cheerleader and a drunken frat kid passed out at a party. But Harvey's new effort is a seductive electronic ballad that's equal parts hypnotic and creepy, building along to a chant-along plea of "let it burn, let it burn."
Word is Let England Shake was recorded in a 19th Century church in Dorset in Southwest England, and "Forehead" seems to have captured that kind of enchanting mood. It was recorded with Harvey's long-time collaborator Flood (Depeche Mode, U2) who co-produced the album with Harvey, John Parish and Mick Harvey, formerly of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Peep tracklisting for Let England Shake, then check out the teaser track below.
1. Let England Shake
2. The Last Living Rose
3. The Glorious Land
4. The Words That Maketh Murder
5. All And Everyone
6. On Battleship Hill
8. In The Dark Places
9. Bitter Branches
10. Hanging In The Wire
11. Written On The Forehead
12. The Colour of The Earth
Written On The Forehead by pjharvey