JAMIE LENMAN has today released the new video for his single ‘Irrelevant’ featuring Andrew Groves from Arcane Roots
The other recent track/single ‘Long Gone’ featuring Justine Jones from Employed To Serve, is part of a very limited (500) blue marble vinyl release through Big Scary Monsters, and is available on all digital platforms to stream and purchase fnow. Release date for the vinyl is July 27th.
‘Irrelevant’ was recently premiered on the Radio 1 Rock Show, with Daniel P Carter, and ‘Long Gone’ by Annie Mac on Radio 1, and the limited vinyl can be pre ordered now from – HERE
From JAMIE LENMAN on ‘Irrelevant’ – “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. 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 Andy’s 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.”
And on the new video – “We spent the entire promotional budget on the video for the other side of the single, ‘Long Gone’, but I wanted ‘Irrelevant’ to have its own visual identity so I dug out this old idea I’d had for a video that could maybe have suited the album version, ‘Devolver’, and worked it around the new track. We shot the footage of me singing in our house and Andy sent me over his footage which he’d shot at his place, and I stitched them together with a bunch of weird stock footage and colour effects. It’s supposed to be like you’re receiving a bunch of garbled images in space, broadcast from an unknown source, sort of mysterious…I’m really happy with how it came out.”
These brand new tracks come off the back of a huge couple of years for JAMIE LENMAN, with the release of his recent 2nd album ‘Devolver’ and his very own, sold out London festival ‘Lenmania’ last Christmas. Jamie has also toured the UK twice, toured Europe with Arcane Roots, had Radio 1 premiers and Rockest Records with Annie Mac and The Radio 1 Rock Show and been praised by everyone from Kerrang! Magazine to Music Week, Metal Hammer to Q Magazine.