PJ Harvey Documents the Lives of Displaced Children on New Single "The Camp"
The accompanying video was filmed in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley
Published Jun 07, 2017Following the release of last year's Hope Six Demolition Project and a recent double A-side single, PJ Harvey has unveiled another new track.
Titled "The Camp," the new song is a collaboration with Egyptian artist Ramy Essam, and it arrives with an accompanying video by photojournalist Giles Duley.
The haunting lyrics and photos document the experiences of displaced children in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon — a country with a population of four million that is now hosting more than a million Syrian refugees.
"I believe this is an important moment in the history of a humanity, a time when we must all decide: do we turn our back or open our arms and offer safety?" Duley told The Guardian. "It's a time when we must all act."
Essam added, "I believe that people, no matter who they are and where they come from, can have their freedom and live together in peace."
The song itself was recorded in Bristol with Harvey's long-time collaborator and producer John Parish. The track will be released digitally on June 9, with all proceeds going to Lebanese NGO Beyond Association.
As for right now, watch the video for "The Camp" below.