According to Consequence.net, Pulp, the beloved Britpop band, performed at the Corona Capital festival in Mexico City as part of their reunion tour. During their set, the band unveiled a new song titled “Background Noise.” Frontman Jarvis Cocker introduced the track, dedicating it to his girlfriend, who was in the audience. The song features a string arrangement and introspective, spoken lyrics characteristic of Pulp. The chorus emphasizes the theme of love turning into background noise, comparing it to the ringing in one’s ears or the buzzing of a fridge.
This marks the second unreleased song debuted by Pulp during their reunion tour, following “Hymn of the North,” which was played at a hometown show in Sheffield, England. The reunion tour is Pulp’s first in over a decade, and the introduction of new music has sparked speculation about the possibility of the band returning to the recording studio. Pulp’s most recent album, “We Love Life,” was released in 2001.
It’s worth noting that Pulp’s longtime bassist, Steve Mackey, passed away in March 2022 at the age of 56. Despite his absence, the band continues its tour, performing in Latin America before returning to Europe for a New Year’s Eve show in the UK. They are also scheduled to perform in Norway in August 2023.