Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales have unveiled tracks from their forthcoming album, Room 29.
The album – described as a song cycle about a piano in a hotel room – is released on Deutsche Grammophon on March 17.
Cocker and Gonzales have released videos for two album tracks “Tearjerker” and “The Tearjerker Returns”, which you can watch here:
You can also watch a trailer for the album below.
The inspiration for the album came when Cocker stayed in Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont hotel and discovered a baby-grand piano in the corner of his room. What if it could “sing” of the life stories and events it had witnessed?
The album was recorded by long-term Gonzales collaborator Renaud Letang at the Ferber Studios in Paris. The Kaiser Quartett, the Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra, flautist Nathalie Hauptman, French horn player Hasko Kroeger, soprano singer Maud Techa and film historian David Thomson all appear on the album.
You can pre-order the record by clicking here.
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