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Jarvis Cocker Shares New JARV IS... Track, 'Save The Whale'
Christian Eede , June 11th, 2020 10:47

It comes with a video made by Jarvis at home during lockdown

Jarvis Cocker has unveiled a new track from his JARV IS... project called 'Save The Whale'.

The track is the third to be shared from the first JARV IS... album, Beyond The Pale, with the group comprising Cocker, Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Andrew McKinney, Jason Buckle, and Adam Betts. You can watch a video for the new track, made by Jarvis at home during lockdown, above.

"The title popped into my head as I was leaving the cinema after having seen Nick Broomfield's Marianne & Leonard: Words Of Love documentary," Cocker says "The "Smooth World, Wrinkly World" section came from a childhood memory of being ill: I would hear the murmuring of a large crowd accompanied by a visual image of a line-drawing (rather like a Patrick Caulfield painting, I've since realised) in which all the objects switched rapidly between being smooth and bulbous, and then thin and wrinkly. It used to absolutely terrify me.

"Weirdly enough, Jason (our electronics wizard) said he had a similar childhood experience except he used to see a teapot surrounded by psychedelic outlines of itself. Emma (our violinist and backing vocalist) found herself singing, "Smooth World, Wrinkly World" as a lullaby to her 18 month-old daughter the other night."

Beyond The Pale is the first full-length album from Cocker since 2009's Further Complications.

Rough Trade will release Beyond The Pale on July 17, 2020.