Jamie Lenman is back with a new single, melding garage-disco with fifties stylings.
‘She Bop’ is originally a Cyndi Lauper track - released as the third single from her debut studio album ‘She's So Unusual’ - reaching number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1984.
“I've loved Cyndi Lauper since I got her greatest hits on tape at the age of 10,” Lenman explains. “And in fact this isn't the first time I've covered one of her tunes. I've got all her records, I've read her book, she's a true icon and I hope she digs what I've done to her song.
“It just seemed like it would work so well in that sorta garage-disco sound, just a big fuzzy bass guitar and drums with a slap-back fifties-style echo on the vocals, and I feel like we managed to pull it off.”
Taken from his new album 'Shuffle' – set for release on 5th July – it forms part of a new, sort-of-concept project. Following on from his debut solo double album ‘Muscle Memory’ in 2013 and the highly acclaimed ‘Devolver’ in 2016, it’s another progression for the ex-Reuben front man.
The LP explores the 'media' that's influenced Lenman throughout his life, drawing from films, books, TV shows, games and all kinds of other sources.
Check out 'She Bop' below – it’s our Track Of The Day – along with its shiny new video…
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