After spending time at Sunset Boulevard’s famous Chateau Marmont hotel, Pulp frontman and radio host Jarvis Cocker found himself curious about his suite’s possible previous inhabitants – their stories, fantasies, lonelinesses, and how they were connected to the golden age of Hollywood.

In a three-year musical odyssey, Cocker collaborated with classically-trained, genre-eclectic and incredibly dynamic pianist and composer Chilly Gonzales, to create Room 29 – a 21st century song cycle (a Romantic tradition in which a collection of songs are intended to be experienced as a set) which summons the ghosts of glamour past and imagines their tales.

Room 29 is out March 17 via Deutsche Grammophon/Universal.

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