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Jamie Lenman returns with new single, ‘Mississippi’

He’s also got some as-yet-unannounced live shows coming up.

Jamie Lenman returns with new single, ‘Mississippi’

Jamie Lenman is back with a new single: his first new material in over four years, ‘Mississippi’ will be released on 23rd January. He’s also revealed that live shows are on the way.

Lenman 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.”

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