Jarvis Cocker has teamed up with Riton for Climate crisis anthem

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11 Nov 2021, 16:05

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Pulp star Jarvis Cocker has released a climate crisis tune with Riton.

He's dubbed it “the world’s first sustainable banger”, and their collab is an effort to encourage more action on the climate crisis.

It's being released in the wake of COP26 in Scotland.

Jarvis told The Guardian: “It seemed appropriate to unleash it on an unsuspecting world during COP26”,

“A lot of debates in the modern world devolve into people shouting at each other from opposite corners of a room. The idea was that anybody could dance to this song and agree with it. That’s what music does so well. It brings people together”.

Called 'Let's Stick Around', the tune was produced by Riton and Ben Rhymer under their Gucci Soundsystem moniker.

They say they are calling for unity rather than perfection.

Cocker insists anything preachy that just bosses people around with the messaging is "never going to work".

He continues: “It’s about doing things differently, like the experimentation with hydrogen fuel. Aeroplanes aren’t going to disappear, it’s just daft to think that people aren’t going to go on holiday anymore”.

Watch the video below:

The tune features lyrics like: “Now, we’ll know that things must change / Trying to ignore it seems really strange / The moment has come to not get down / But to help each other, you know what, let’s stick around”.

Riton released a statement about the song: “I’m really excited this track is coming out during COP26".

“Jarv has been one of the most influential and distinctive artists to come from the UK, it’s wicked to work with him".

He added: "We all need to be more conscious of the carbon emissions we create in our lives and I hope ‘Let’s Stick Around’ can help raise awareness”.

They're not the only musicians raising awareness. Enter Shikari's Rou Reynolds told BBC News: "The finger should be pointed at the government and the fossil fuel industry".

You know, we’ve got the government apparently looking at approving the Cambo oil field which would emit three million tonnes of carbon over its lifetime.

So stuff like that, that’s what we use our platform for, to get real information out there and try and work towards stopping that.”