"I wrote Boys for Pele because I was trying to fill the void any way I could. After nothing worked - men, food, incredible Chardonnay, shoes - there was no anchor to hold on to, the old ways didn't work any more. I realized I'd suppressed a lot of sides to myself to be loved and understood by men. I didn't want to play seductive little girl or ballbuster any more. With this record I played all those roles until I got to my heart. To find your fire as man or woman you have to take your torch and go to the shadows." - Diva Magazine (UK), February/March 1996
#TBT : Photographed by John Stoddart, 1996. Pics from this shoot appeared in various publications, including People Magazine (May 6,1996 / scan credit unknown).
How amazing is that? Little Earthquakes #9, Boys for Pele #17, Under The Pink #40, Scarlet's Walk #123.
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"The song 'Flicker,' at its heart, is about 'phoenix out of the ashes' and about fire and how all of us sometimes cannot find that spark. There are times when the light flickers out and we need that ignition to happen in order for us to step into survivor and out of victimhood. And the song holds a space for, I'd like to think, acknowledging what the film brought out in me, acknowledging the journey and the powerful story that the filmmakers are telling." - Billboard Q&A, 09/...20/2016
Audrie & Daisy (2016) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5278460/
#FBT : At home in Cornwall, 2016 (photo credit: Des Wellie). These photos appeared in various publications to promote the documentary (the third was used as the single's cover).
"It's funny for women because journalists pit women against each other. If you think about Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton they were all much more similar to each other than we are. We have tits. We have three holes. That's what we have in common. We don't even play the same instruments. It really disappoints me when some sort of competition has to be manufactured for their little minds and fantasies. That's not growing, that's not support. There is room for everybody on the planet to be creative and conscious if you are your own person. If you're trying to be like somebody else, then there isn't." - Q, May 1994
#fbm : PJ Harvey, Björk and Tori photographed by John Stoddart for Q Magazine, 1994 (HQ)
"I don't like the word (cathartic), it belittles the craft. It's a bit condescending. I'm a sonic builder, and yes, i trade in emotions. If i need a therapy session, i'll call a therapist." - V Magazine, The Winter Issue (#110)
Photography by Terry Richardson.
"In July, NPR made a list of the greatest albums made by women. Now, we want to know: What's on your list?"
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