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P.J. Harvey in 2011 (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

While the rest of the musical internet gibbers into its breakfast over the imminent return of David Bowie, and the performance on last night’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert of his new single “Lazarus” by David C. Hall, another startlingly original musical voice has announced plans for a return journey into public life.

PJ Harvey, last seen in residence in London’s Somerset House, where fans could come and view the recording process for her ninth album as if it were an art exhibit, has put up a trailer for the record itself, which is not blessed with a title as yet.

There is also no release date, just some very earnest strumming and a lyric about the Ministry of Defence:

Oh, and this from her Facebook feed:

“PJ Harvey returns next year with a new record documenting a unique artistic journey, which took her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. The album was recorded during her month long residency at Somerset House, “Recording in Progress”, in which audiences were given the opportunity to see Harvey at work with her band and producers in a purpose-built studio.”

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By Fraser McAlpine