The English musician and singer-songwriter Polly Jean Harvey aka PJ Harvey has released a new single “The Crowded Cell“. The single is part of the British documentary series “The Virtues” by the director Shane Meadows. “The Crowded Cell” closes each of the four episodes of the British series.
“The Crowded Cell” ‘s lyrics evoke physical abuse.
” You’ll see us again. You’ll remind you … you tied me with ropes. They beat my legs with sticks. I can not use my legs .”
On her homepage she writes:
” I am so happy to have contributed the soundtrack to this extraordinary and powerful new drama by a director whom I admire and whom I have followed all my life.” Shane has a unique directness and sensitivity in his work inspires me in my own work – so the collaboration was open and trusting, I sent him my ideas as demos so he could test them during editing and let him choose which one to use and where to make the most impact In the end, we both liked the way the demos worked and left them adding to the rough beauty of the series as they were . ” – source
You can listen the song below.
You can watch the trailer of the series here.