Jarvis Cocker Returns To Music

To see if he has "got any interesting songs left to write."
Jarvis Cocker

A true original, Jarvis Cocker became one of Britpop's most defining - if somewhat unlikely - figures.

Since then, the songwriter has embarked on all manner of unusual projects, before settling into his current role as a respected broadcaster for 6Music.

Speaking to the Guardian, though, Jarvis Cocker revealed that he was planning to take a break from his radio commitments to focus on fresh material.

Arguing that he is "110 percent" committed to making new music, the singer explained: "Whether it's to impress girls, or whatever, music is the thing that has become my means of self-expression, so this year I'm taking a break from the radio show to find out if I've got any interesting songs left to write or whether I've written them all."

Meanwhile, a new film documenting Pulp's final Sheffield show (for the time being) in December 2012 is set to gain general release this summer. Sparking a period of reminiscence for the singer, Jarvis Cocker explained that he was quietly impressed by the band's legacy.

"It was quite good because we had some distance from the songs and we weren't trying to flog them to people" he said. "We spent a lot of time standing in horrible dirty rooms with no heating trying to write songs, flailing around in the dark basically, and somehow in that process we wrote some stuff that still sounds all right. So it was good to realise that we hadn't wasted all our youth – that we'd done something that had a bit of life and energy in it."

The forthcoming Pulp documentary will receive its European premiere in Sheffield on June 7th at the City Hall as part of Sheffield Doc Fest 2014.

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