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Jarvis Cocker’s JARV IS… share full ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ soundtrack

"It’s our love song to the NHS," Cocker said

By Will Richards

Jarvis Cocker poses while reclining on a long sofa with his feet resting on a table
Jarvis Cocker. (Photo: Tom Jackson)

Jarvis Cocker’s band JARV IS… have shared the full soundtrack to new BBC show ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ – check it out below.

The show, based on Adam McKay’s best-selling novel, stars Ben Whishaw as a junior doctor and began airing earlier this month.

On each of the show’s twelve episodes, a new song with lyrics penned by Cocker is revealed, and all of them have now been collated on an official soundtrack which has come to streaming services.

“It’s our love song to the NHS,” Cocker said of the soundtrack in a statement.

Listen to JARV IS…’ ‘This Is Going To Hurt’ soundtrack in full below.

‘This Is Going To Hurt’ director Lucy Forbes spoke of Cocker’s contribution to the show in a statement, saying: “As one of England’s finest lyricists and songwriters we could not have been more thrilled to have Jarvis Cocker and his band write original songs and score for ‘This Is Going to Hurt’.”

She added: “His incisive wit, keen sense of observation and ability to write beautiful heartfelt melodies was the perfect fit. His music immediately intertwined with the fabric and tone of the show and took it to a whole new level, getting right to the heart of the pathos, pain and joy of working at the NHS. It was a huge privilege to work with him on this project, and I can’t imagine TIGTH without him.”

JARV IS… released their debut album ‘Beyond The Pale’ in the summer of 2020 via Rough Trade.