by Will Butler Contributor | Photos by Wenn

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Jarvis Cocker pays tribute to Paris attacks with new spoken word piece

The singer paid his respects on his BBC 6Music show, The Sunday Service

 

Jarvis Cocker new spoken word for Paris attacks on BBC 6Music Photo: Wenn

Jarvis Cocker has released a spoken word piece dedicated to the attacks in Paris last week on his BBC Radio 6Music show this Sunday. The track is titled 'Friday 13th 2015', listen to it below.

The Pulp presents and produces a show on BBC Radio 6Music called The Sunday Service. Last week's was dedicated to the events that transpired in Paris a week earlier with the Pulp singer playing songs about Paris or from French origin in solidarity for the victims of the attacks.

Among the tracklist was a Jarvis Cocker original, spoken-word piece that covered the tragic events that occurred when eight armed IS attackers killed 130 people across the city. Part of the piece included: "I was going to bed, when a friend rang and told me to turn on the TV. I was worried about my son. I rang the friend's house, but his parents were not home yet. They'd gone to the theatre. I didn't want to panic them. I listened to the radio through the night. In the morning, I rang the friends house, and my son had left to catch the metro half an hour earlier. I was worried. He arrived home. We went to buy a new phone and some trainers, but all the shops were closed. I ended up buying a book about Kate Bush..."

You can listen to the whole piece here. Jarvis' reading begins around 1.00.05 if you want to listen.

Listen to Pulp's 'Disco 2000' below

The Paris attacks occurred on the night of 13 November with the main source of casualties being an Eagles of Death Metal concert. Numerous musicians have payed tribute via heartfelt messages and cancelled tours.

Speaking to NME, Jarvis Cocker revealed where Pulp were at in terms of a new album: "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: "[There's 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."


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