Pulp singer collaborates with French DJ/ producer
Jarvis Cocker appears in the video for Pilooski track ‘Completely Sun’. Scroll down to watch the video now.
Pulp frontman Cocker provides spoken word vocals on the track, which is the work of Discodeine producer Cédric Marszewski. Cocker previously worked with Discodeine on 2010 track ‘Synchronize’.
In the Dodi El Sherbini directed video Cocker is seen wandering around a zoo while grainy footage of animals including a lion, giraffe and gorilla are cut in. Cocker’s deadpan vocals see him saying things like “How narrow it is here. How dark. How cool. Am I in the grave?” over the footage.
Earlier this year Cocker joined artists including Robyn and Metronomy in recording songs under pseudonyms for a new film. The film – titled Partisan – is directed by Ariel Kleiman and stars Vincent Cassel (Black Swan). It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and was released on DVD and digitally on October 14.
Robyn and Mount teamed up under the name Tony Primo and Nixxie, while Cocker and All Seeing I’s Jason Buckle adopted the moniker Spann N The Werx.
In February, Pulp talked about the likelihood of new material and future tours. Speaking at the NME Awards with Austin, Texas, Cocker said: “We’re very cloak and dagger about that, well, it isn’t cloak and dagger, we just don’t know! We’re not being mysterious, we’re just not very together.”
He continued, saying there had been “very little activity… It’s like a volcano, you can think ‘wow, that’s dormant’ and then the next day your house has gone, because it’s erupted… Everything to do with Pulp or to do with me happens at such a glacial pace, that’s it hard to tell whether anything’s happening or not, but when it does, the whole geography of the planet is changed”.
Candida Doyle of the group added: “We’re just not that kind of band. If you step back into that environment where you want to release records, then all these complications step up.”