That said, something striking must have happened in the two years after Is This Desire?—because Harvey was no longer asking questions or nurturing uncertainty. She was singing “This Is Love.” Overall, Stories From The City is a lush and subtle album, full of dreamy atmosphere and shadowy artiness (even when Thom Yorke isn’t guesting, which he does on three stellar tracks).Just six months after spending a week together at picturesque Joshua Tree in the California desert, a disagreement erupted between Polly Jean Harvey and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme.So the PJ Harvey frontwoman punched his lights out.So it gets physical." Expected to surface next month, "Crawl Home" serves as the first single off Desert Sessions Volumes 9 and 10, released Tuesday.
Harvey wandered off the path on 1998’s lackluster Is This Desire?She is very sensitive, cautious, and shy about showing others her feelings.Though she may love and care for someone a great deal, P. Harvey rarely expresses her feelings openly and freely.Her feelings and desires can be so compelling that she does things against her better judgment and reason.Harvey can also be very manipulative, in a subtle way."['Crawl Home'] is basically about two people who disagree over one idea," Homme said."So Polly and I are in a car and the arguing gets more heated as it goes.Very often Harvey's love for someone is expressed by her wish to help her, do something tangible to benefit her or serve her in some way.It is also difficult for her to receive warmth, affection or appreciation, for she often feels that she does not really deserve it or that "they do not really mean it". Harvey may have traveled extensively in her early years, or something in her background may have enabled her to understand and identify with many different types of people or cultures. Harvey wants to completely immerse herself in the feelings and tastes of a new place, rather than simply acquire facts or an intellectual appreciation. Harvey has a very soft heart and others can always appeal to PJ's sympathetic, affectionate side. Harvey seems quite peaceful and the next, she is exploding with great force and unexpected fury.Interviewing an artist whose work means a lot to you can be dangerous territory.If the conversation doesn’t meet your expectations you risk unsettling your relationship with their music forever.