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Jarvis Cocker’s Jarv Is… Project Releases New Single “Must I Evolve?”

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Musician and panellist Jarvis Cocker attends the 'Hybrid Vigour: When Music, Art & Doc Collide' Panel Event during the Sundance London Film and Music Festival 2014 at 02 Arena on April 27, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for Sundance London)

Jarvis Cocker fronts a band called Jarv Is…. The group, which features additional members Serafina Steer, Emma Smith, Andrew McKinney, Jason Buckle and Adam Betts, went on tour last year. Today, the former Pulp leader’s band has released a new track: the sprawling, rhetorical-question-filled anthem “Must I Evolve?” The single will be sold only at the band’s upcoming live shows, which include appearances at London’s All Points East and Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. The song’s YouTube description specifies: “JARV IS… primarily a live experience. WHY? Life is primarily a live experience.”

Cocker’s last studio album, Room 17, was a collaboration with Chilly Gonzales. Watch the lyric video for “Must I Evolve?” below.