PJ Harvey to Cover Nick Cave for 'Peaky Blinders'
Published Sep 25, 2014While there's still no news on when PJ Harvey will deliver a follow-up to her Mercury Prize-winning 2011 LP Let England Shake, the much-loved music icon is set to reveal a new cover of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' "Red Right Hand."
As NME reports, Harvey's reinterpretation of the Let Love In classic will be premiered on BBC period drama Peaky Blinders. The track pops up in the third episode of the upcoming second season, which begins in October. Cave's music had been featured in the first season.
Harvey's "Red Right Hand" was recorded with longtime collaborator Flood, who also serves as the music producer for Peaky Blinders. An interview with Flood had him explaining that he recruited Harvey for the project after facing accusations that the show, a post-World War I gangster epic, came across as too American.
"We're trying to make it feel much more European and British and PJ fits that bill perfectly," he told BBC Radio 6. "I phoned Polly up and she was very interested. We're trying to deconstruct all of Polly's material and then weave it through, it's very cutting-edge and modern."
While Let England Shake was Harvey's last full-length release, she had delivered the "Shaker Aamer" protest single, regarding the imprisonment of British national Aamer at the Guantanamo Bay facility, in 2013.
Harvey had previously appeared on Cave's 1996 album Murder Ballads, performing a duet on "Henry Lee."