The man Jamie Lenman is back and has announced new music!!!! (We got ever so slightly -okay majorly- excited about this if you couldn’t tell!) This is his first new material in 4 years so you can understand why we are very over excited.
But sadly we have to wait another 22 days as on January 23, 2017, he is set to release brand new monster tune Mississippi!
Jamie says; “Since (debut solo album) ‘Muscle Memory’ came out at the end of 2013, I’ve been kept very busy by my illustration work but I’ve been involved in several collaborations with fantastic bands like Black Peaks and Down I Go, as well as working on new material of my own.”
“I’ve known (producer) Space for years but we never considered recording together until recently and I’m over the moon with the results. I came up with the basic idea when I was writing the last record but it fell between the two pillars of ultra heavy and super soft that I was going for, so I put it to the back of my mind and dug it out again when that was all over. Lyrically the song is about all the bad thoughts and feelings a person carries round with them and tries to cover up on a day to day basis, but if I get that little ‘Mississippi’ mantra in my head, which is a song my Dad used to sing, it brings them all back up. Watching him die is just one of these thoughts I can’t get rid of but the phrase acts as a symbol for all of it.”
“This song and the new material in general is a bringing back together of the cores of how I write songs, the riff and the melody. On ‘Muscle Memory’ I separated them out and it was fun to experiment but it wasn’t how I naturally do things – now I’ve got back into that but with an added feel for rhythms and digital elements which Space is so good at.”
There is a teaser of the track below;
Jamie made his return last year at 2000 Trees and has hinted that there will be more live shows announced soon!
We’ll be counting down the days to the release over on our Twitter so come join in the party!