Jarvis Cocker’s new project JARV IS… have shared their new single ‘Save The Whale’ which they have released alongside some vintage lockdown produced visuals.
The track is another taste from their upcoming album Beyond The Pale, which is set to be released on July 17th on Rough Trade Records.
Speaking about the new track, former Pulp man Cocker said “The title popped into my head as I was leaving the cinema after having seen Nick Broomfield’s Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love documentary.”
The singer continued: “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 & bulbous & then thin & wrinkly. It used to absolutely terrify me.”
Cocker then added: “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 & backing vocalist) found herself singing ‘Smooth World, Wrinkly World’ as a lullaby to her 18 month-old daughter the other night. Pass it on.”
Check out the video for the brand new track, below.