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Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley announce release of new track for Wes Anderson feature

Jarvis Cocker and Richard Hawley have written a new song for the latest Wes Anderson movie, Asteroid City.

Pulp frontman Cocker spoke of the “dream” role he landed in the feature earlier this week at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

He also let slip that he and fellow Sheffield legend Hawley had written up a track for the upcoming Anderson feature, which is set for release on June 23 in the UK.

Speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Cocker said: “Myself and Richard Hawley have written a song for his new film Asteroid City, which is coming out next year.

“I’ve got a small cameo role in the film as a cowboy, so there you are, dreams do eventually come true.”

His “small cameo”, as reported by The Scotsman, marks the third collaboration he and Anderson have made so far.

Their first was Fantastic Mr. Fox with Cocker providing the voice of guitar-playing Petey, while his second inclusion was on the recent Anderson film The French Dispatch.

Cocker, who provided his likeness for a singer whose music fuelled a student protest, also made a tie-in album, Chansons D’Ennui as a “musical extension” of the film.

Anderson also directed a music video for the single, Aline, which Cocker covered on his French language album.

No further information is yet available about the Cocker and Hawley collaboration, but the backlog of their unreleased written work extends far beyond music soundtracks.

The pair took to the infamous stage at The Leadmill in Sheffield last year, where they provided attendees with a performance of their never-released track, A Sunset.

Ewan Gleadow
Ewan Gleadow
Editor in Chief at Cult Following | News and culture journalist at Clapper, Daily Star, NewcastleWorld, Daily Mirror | Podcast host of (Don't) Listen to This | Disaster magnet

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