PJ Harvey Collaborates With Ruth Wilson For Video For New Single “Seem Am I”

February 27, 2024
Photo Credit: Steve Gullick / Clothes: Todd Lynn




PJ Harvey and actor Ruth Wilson have collaborated on a new video for Harvey’s latest single, ‘Seem an I’, created by Oscar-nominated Irish screenwriter and director, Colm Bairéad.

The video was shot at Kennel Farm outside Salisbury, Wiltshire. 

On working with Ruth Wilson and Colm Bairéad, PJ Harvey says, “Ruth and I became friends after working together on Clio Barnard’s film ‘Dark River’. I have always greatly admired Ruth’s work as an actor, so had long harboured a dream that we might work together again in some way. When the opportunity to work with Colm Bairéad came up I knew him to be a director Ruth thought highly of, as I did, so it felt right to ask her if she would star in the film. I find the resulting short film beautiful and moving for having Ruth’s magical presence, and Colm’s unique vision.”

Ruth Wilson: I have always been a huge fan of PJ, so it was a great privilege to work alongside Colm and Polly to bring ‘Seem an I’ to visual life in this mysterious and hypnotic short film. There is no better way to spend a day in the magical world of PJ Harvey. “ 

Even with side shots of Ruth running with this passioned push to the lyrics of PJ Harvey, the film and the music combine two intense artists.

Ruth and her brothers are running the London marathon this year to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure.

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To coincide with the new video’s launch, PJ Harvey announces a forthcoming tour of North America this autumn, her first there in seven years. This 16-date run follows a summer of festival appearances throughout the UK and Europe, including her headline show at Gunnersbury Park in London on 18th August. 

The North American tour commences on the 11th September at The Anthem in Washington DC and concludes at The Greek Theatre in LA on 14th October. All live dates are listed below and here, with tickets on sale from Friday 1st March. She will be joined on stage by her bandmates John Parish, Jean-Marc Butty, Giovanni Ferrario, and James Johnston.

The tour incorporates a full live run-through of the Grammy-nominated tenth studio album I Inside the Old Year Dying (co-produced by John Parish and Flood), as well as songs from Harvey’s extensive back-catalogue. To develop the live show, Harvey worked with the theatre director Ian Rickson, set designer Rae Smith, lighting designers Paule Constable and Louisa Smurthwaite, and fashion designer Todd Lynn.

Listen to I Inside the Old Year Dying and watch PJ Harvey perform songs from the album for NPR’s Tiny Desk here.

PJ Harvey Live 2024:

1st June – Primavera Sound, Barcelona

6th June – Primavera Sound, Porto

7th June – Noches del Botánico, Madrid

7-9th June – Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek

12-15th June – Bergenfest, Bergen

29th June-6th July – Roskilde Festival, Denmark

4th July – Rock Werchter, Belgium

12th July – Vilelles Charrues, Carhaix

7th – 10th August – Øya Festival, Oslo

8th August – Flow Festival, Helsinki

13th August – Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin

15th August – Cabraret Vert, Charleville-Mézières

18th August – Gunnersbury Park, London

20th August – The Piece Hall, Halifax

22nd August – Custom House Square, Belfast

25th August – Rock en Seine, Paris

North American Tour:
11th September – The Anthem, Washington DC

13th September – The Met, Philadelphia, PA

15th September – Terminal 5, New York, NY

16th September – Terminal 5, New York, NY

18th September – MGM Music Hall Fenway, Boston, MA

21st September – Place Bell, Laval, QC  

25th September – History, Toronto, ON

26th September – History, Toronto, ON 

28th September – Masonic Cathedral Theatre, Detroit, MI

30th September – The Salt Shed, Chicago, IL

2nd October – Palace Theatre, Minneapolis, MN 

6th October – The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

7th October – Theater of the Clouds, Portland, OR

10th October – Masonic, San Francisco, CA

11th October – Masonic, San Francisco, CA

14th October – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

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