The Hope Six Demolition Project album was inspired by P.J. Harvey's trips to Washington, DC, Kosovo and Afghanistan with photographer Seamus Murphy. In Bogushevci, Kosovo, they met Zagorka, the elderly gatekeeper of the village, who still carries a ring of keys to the houses of her long-disappeared neighbors.
Speaking to Uncut, Murphy recalled two memories of the abandoned village :"There were plums that had fallen from the tree and were left in the heat to rot. Flies buzzing round them. We'd seen a lot of stuff. There were two things that struck me when I left. The plums and the woman (Zagorka) walking with the keys behind her back."
Country star Slim Whitman's version of the 1920s song "Rose Marie" spent 11 consecutive weeks at #1 in the UK in 1955, a record until 1991 when Bryan Adams’ "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" spent 16 weeks at the top.