Jarvis Cocker Unveils New Version of "Running the World"
It features instrumentation by the Kaiser Quartett
Published Dec 19, 2019Jarvis Cocker's 2006 single "Running the World" got a second life following the U.K. election, and now the Pulp frontman has unveiled a new version of the track.
The new rendition features an arrangement by the Kaiser Quartett, giving the track a modern classical-tinged vibe.
"So here's the story: about a month ago the Kaiser Quartett sent me a recording of their arrangement of 'Running the World' and asked if I'd consider singing on it. So I did," Cocker said in a statement. "The song will feature on one of their upcoming record releases but — given the current campaign — we thought you might like to get a sneak preview right now."
The campaign he's referring to, of course, is Britain's plight to make "Running the World" (with its C-bomb-laden chorus) the Christmas No. 1 in protest of Boris Johnson's recent re-election.
Listen to the new version below.