British singer-songwriter Cosmo Jarvis has already courted controversy with his viral sensation “Gay Pirates”. The self-directed video for “Pirates” has received over half a million YouTube views following a twitter post by Stephen Fry. Continuing in the thought-provoking vein of “Gay Pirates”, Cosmo also released the controversial video to his follow up single “Sure As Hell Not Jesus” which he wrote and directed himself, exploring the themes of shame and
redemption from a papal perspective.
The brand new single, “My Day”, which has also been lifted from the album is a Prufrock-like exercise with Cosmo imagining himself as an old man looking back on his youth, criticising his generation’s self absorption and apathy. “All the generations prior to ours seemed to have better music, better movies, better work ethic, manners and standards of social conduct – also the weed wasn’t as strong back then. I therefore felt imposing a bogus hindsight on my generation might be interesting…..” says Cosmo.
Cosmo Jarvis is a singer, a songwriter, an actor, a director, a composer, a producer and a multi-instrumentalist. He writes about topics ranging from his alienation from religion to the equal treatment of gay pirates (and he’s
completed nearly three hundred songs already). Cosmo is an extraordinarily talented twenty-one year old, and a genuine one-off. When Brian Eno is singing your praises, as he did recently – “he is a very interesting example to me
of a new kind of person; a new kind of artist” – you must be doing something right.
Cosmo Jarvis will be in Australia in October this year. His album “Is The World Strange Or Am I Strange” will be released on FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER, through MGM.
Wednesday 12th October – SYDNEY
Goodgod Small Club
Chinatown, NSW 2000
Thursday 13th October – MELBOURNE
East Brunswick Club
280 Lygon Street,
East Brunswick, VIC, 3057
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