Published Apr 23, 2008Ex-Pulp man, common person and overall razzmatazzer Jarvis Cocker has leaked details on a new upcoming solo album, due out sometime in 2008. While speaking with NME, the ever-sexual singer revealed that he has two songs in the bag - "Girls Like It Too and "The Usual - and hopes to soon have enough to follow up his 2006 solo album, simply titled Jarvis.
"I've got vague ideas," Cocker told the mag. "I'd like to do another [album] before the end of the year." He went on to explain that "Girls Like It Too is - ahem - about how women enjoy a little sexual satisfaction as much as the men do, "which boys sometimes forget, he said. In other Cocker news, he is set to partake in several festival activities this summer, most notably the Brighton Festival where he will present the lecture, "Jarvis Cocker on Song: Saying the Unsayable. On May 23, armed with audio and video excerpts, as well as some finely tuned PowerPoint skills, Cocker will explore the function of the lyric in popular song and embark on "a celebration of his craft, putting his own lyrics under the microscope alongside firm favourites from Leonard Cohen and Pete Doherty to Hot Chocolate and Amy Winehouse.
Also doing a lecture at the festival is Fall front-man Mark E. Smith, who will presumably reminisce on such things as taking heroin to be sociable and killing squirrels as a hobby, while shamelessly plugging his new autobiography Renegade: The Lives and Tales of Mark E. Smith.
Jarvis Cocker "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time