Jamie Lenman's recent album 'Devolver' was a stirring, vastly creative return, one that filtered rock, folk, philosophy and more into one unholy brew.
Set to play 2000trees this coming Friday, the songwriter is taking his message out on the road, following this with a set at arctangent in August.
Album cut 'Irrelevant' is fast becoming a high point, with the lyrical introversion matched to some of his boldest, most muscular songwriting yet.
Out now digitally, a two sided seven inch vinyl pressing has been ordered, with Big Scary Monsters once more providing support.
Jamie comments: "This track is a re-working of the last track on my album ‘Devolver’, about trying to get rid of the ego and any haughty ideas you might have about yourself as someone or something important. Really it’s about death and being ready for that, you know – you come from nothing, you go into nothing, and that’s fine."
Quite different in its approach, this new rendering required another voice, that of Arcane Roots' own Andrew Groves. The songwriter continues:
"I had an idea that it would make a really nice quiet ballad – but when I demoed it, it sounded so much like Arcane Roots that I thought why not just get Andrew (Groves) to do it? We’d been friends for a long time and we’d just been on tour in Europe together so it made a lot of sense. He brought all his synth toys to bear on it and added those brilliant high vocals, I really love it."
“It was Andrew (Groves from Arcane Roots) idea to bring in producer Chris Coulter which was fantastic because in addition to being Arcane Roots’ producer and my live guitarist for two years, he’s also a great friend of both of ours, so that was a really fun happy day we spent in the studio, trying bits out and pulling it all together.”
We're able to premiere the song in full alongside some visuals - tune in below.
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