New album 'Beyond The Pale' is out next month...

JARV IS... have shared new song 'Save The Whale'.

The project is led by Jarvis Cocker, with sporadic live dates taking place across the past 18 months.

Penning new material, the group's new album 'Beyond The Pale' lands on July 17th.

New song 'Save The Whale' is online now, and it has a curious connection to Leonard Cohen.

Inspired by Nick Broomfield's recent documentary, it also has a neat lullaby-like feel.

Jarvis Cocker comments...

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 '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. 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.

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