His N Hurts: Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker unveils new song in response to Paris attacks

 
 

Pulp frontman and radio host Jarvis Cocker has unveiled a new spoken word song in repose to the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Titled “Friday 13th 2015,” the song was first heard last night on his BBC Radio 6 Music show “Sunday Service”, and it touches on his life in Paris in the days around the onslaught that killed 129 people. At one point, he describes a heart drawn under bullet holes outside a French restaurant. Cocker is accompanied by English harpist, pianist, singer, and songwriter Serafina Steer on the track, which can only be heard currently via the BBC Radio 6 music player.

Listen to “Friday 13th 2015” here — it starts up around the 1:00:00 mark.

As Pitchfork notes, on the show Cocker also played songs by several French artists, including Françoise Hardy, Jacques Dutronc, and Serge Gainsbourg, and BrooklynVegan points out that the musician revealed he has recorded some other new music, as well.


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