PJ Harvey collaborated with composer Tim Phillips on the new tv series Bad Sisters. Her involvement includes vocal samples and cover songs, leading with the title track, which is now available to stream. Listen to Tim Phillips’ and PJ Harvey’s version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Who By Fire’.
Polly is pictured below with Sharon Horgan, who stars in the series, and is additionally credited as executive producer. Pictures taken by Bad Sisters‘ director Dearbhla Walsh.
Of the project, Polly said, “I loved working with composer Tim Phillips on the new tv series Bad Sisters. When Sharon Horgan approached me to be involved I said yes immediately as I have followed her work and loved it for years. It is a thrill to now be working with her.”
Of the title track, she said, “It was a very enjoyable day spent recording the version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Who By Fire’. I had spoken to Sharon in advance of the recording session, so I understood why she felt the song’s lyric was so perfect for the series, but also understood what nuances of Leonard’s performance she most loved, and therefore what to try and recapture but in my own way. Tim Phillips and I worked together on my performance for the song. I found Tim to be an inspiring and exciting work partner which made the whole experience flow.”