Jamie Lenman has released a brand new single and video ‘Television Is Not Your Life”.
The single was recorded and performed live in one take with no overdubs by Jamie as well as recording a one-take live-loop video. The song was engineered, mixed and mastered by Chris Coulter of Decimal Studios.
Talking about how the idea came about, Jamie Lenman said ‘I had some time between my summer tour and a string of autumn shows, so I decided to spend it with a bunch of different producers and try out some ideas. I’d been noodling with the idea of a loop-able song and video for a long time and I knew Chris (Coulter, Arcane Roots) would be the only guy who’d get was I was on about, so we set up a bunch of cameras and nailed it into the ground. I think we got it on take twenty six!’
Speaking on the new single he said ‘This song has actually been around since before the first Reuben album, which is why it maybe has that familiar sound. I always meant to get it out but it always seemed to miss its turn, and then when I was looking for a song that was simple enough for the loop idea, there it was. I had to pare it back to make it work with the tricky concept but I think it still hangs together, even without the video. A nice sentiment too – lots of people act like they’re living in some schlocky daytime serial when the reality is that there’s no need for all that drama.’
Live wise, Jamie Lenman has already completed a sold out UK acoustic headline tour, main support slots with Frank Turner and Charlie Simpson (at The Roundhouse and The Forum respectively). He will next be heading out on a headline tour later this month on a fully electric headline tour, with support from Big Spring (all dates except Bournemouth). You can see him at the following dates:
2nd December – o2 Academy 2 – Newcastle
3rd December – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut – Glasgow
4th December – The Key Club – Leeds
7th December – o2 Academy 2 – Birmingham
8th December – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
11th December – Lafayette – London
12th December – Sin City – Swansea
15th December – Gorilla – Manchester
16th December – The Waterfront – Norwich
17th December – The Leadmill – Sheffield