P J Harvey - In Her Own Words [6 Music]

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An intimate portrayal of the enigmatic artist PJ Harvey through her own words.

Hailed as the world's best songwriter by Rolling Stone on the release of her first album, Dry, in 1992, PJ Harvey is the only artist to have won the Mercury Music prize twice and released her ninth album The Hope Six Demolition Project last year, having been awarded an MBE for her services to music in 2013.

But the Dorset based musician has long maintained an aura of mystery around her work and comparatively little is known about her personal life, preferring to let her music and art do the talking.

Ahead of her headline set at Green Man festival, 6music offers an intimate portrayal of the enigmatic artist through her own words from interviews recorded across her career.

From her formative years growing up on a farm listening to Blues, meeting her life long friend and collaborator John Parish, sharing her love of Captain Beefheart with John Peel, to the songwriting processes and inspirations behind her music, 6music offers a rare glimpse into the artist's world.