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Jarvis Cocker Shares New JARV IS… Song “MUST I EVOLVE”

Single Only Available at Live Shows

May 15, 2019
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Pulp's Jarvis Cocker has shared a new song, "MUST I EVOLVE," under the band name JARV IS. The band also features Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Andrew McKinney, Jason Buckle, and Adam Betts and have been playing shows since late 2017, including ones in caverns and at last year's Desert Daze festival in California. "MUST I EVOLVE" is the first single credited to JARV IS... and is only available in physical form at the band's live shows because, as a press release states, "JARV IS...  primarily a live experience." Still, you can watch a lyric video for "MUST I EVOLVE" below. The expansive and propulsive song is 6:44 long has moments that remind of vintage Pulp (there are hints of "Space" and "Acrylic Afternoons" for example).

It's been 10 years since Further Complications, Cocker's last solo album (which followed Jarvis, his 2006 solo debut). Although in 2017 he teamed up with Chilly Gonzales for a collaborative concept album, Room 29, inspired by room 29 in the iconic Hollywood hotel Château Marmont, which has had many famous guests (the hotel opened in 1929). In 2017 Cocker also guested on "Century," the standout track on Feist's last album, Pleasure, and teamed up with Iggy Pop to cover the Nick Cave classic "Red Right Hand" for the TV show Peaky Blinders.

JARV IS' live schedule includes festival appearances at All Points East and Primavera.

Read our 2017 print magazine article on Cocker and Gonzales' Room 29.

Read our 2017 extended Q&A with Cocker on Room 29.

Read our 2009 cover story interview with Cocker on Further Complications.

Read our 2007 interview with Cocker on Jarvis.

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