Ricky Gervais reveals he’s releasing his first ‘serious’ song in 40 years after recording a single for After Life season three
Ricky Gervais has revealed he’s planning to release ‘serious’ music.
The 60-year-old comedian has composed and written lyrics for Just Three Things – which will form part of the After Life soundtrack – but is anxious about releasing the record.
While he kicked off his career as part of new wave pop duo Seona Dancing, his more recent tracks have been recorded in the style of David Brent, his hit character from The Office.
Listen out for it: Ricky Gervais has revealed he’s releasing his first ‘serious’ song in 40 years after recording a single for After Life season three
Ricky told The Sun: ‘It’s not me being me, it’s a song about After Life and Andy’s singing so I wouldn’t need to tell anyone that I’ve written it but still. There’s something in it when you’re being serious.
‘You’re worried about the critical reaction more than when you’re being stupid because when you’re being stupid and somebody goes, “That’s rubbish” you’re like, “I don’t give a f***”.
If you’re being really serious and someone says, “It’s rubbish”, you go, “F***, is it?”
Iconic: While he kicked off his career as part of new wave pop duo Seona Dancing, his more recent tracks have been recorded in the style of David Brent, his hit character from The Office
In 1983 Ricky and his best friend Bill Macrae formed Seona Dancing and were signed by London Records, releasing two records.
He then went on to be the manager for Suede before they became successful in the Nineties.
After focusing his attention on his comedy and acting career for two decades, Ricky then returned to music and performed a live tour as David Brent along with his band Foregone Conclusion— Brent’s fictional band in The Office.
Ricky’s new single will be revealed when season three of After Life is released on Netflix next year.
Ricky plays grieving local newspaper journalist Tony as he begins to have his spirits lifted by his adoring support network.
The show is set in the small fictitious town of Tambury and explores Tony’s struggle with immense grief for his wife. The plot sees Tony try to become a better friend to those around him – who are each grappling with their own problems.
In the last series, things intensified when the threat of the local newspaper being shut down reared – sending everyone into a panic at the prospect of unemployment. The characters turn to Am-Dram as a way to lift spirits – with hilarious results.
As well as Ricky, the cast includes Penelope Wilton, Ashley Jensen, Bill Ward, Tom Basden, Joe Wilkinson, Kerry Godliman, Roisin Conaty and Diane Morgan.
Plot: After Life follow the story of grieving local newspaper journalist Tony – played by Ricky – as he begins to have his spirits lifted by his adoring support network following the death of his beloved wife Lisa