MUSIC NEWS: Jamie Lenman Announces Fifth Album & Releases Video For New Single ‘Lena Don’t Leave Me’
Photo Credit: Jen Hingley
Jamie Lenman has announced his fifth album The Atheist, due for release on 25th November 2022 via Big Scary Monsters.
In light of the announcement, Lenman has shared a video for his new single Lena Don’t Leave Me.
“It’s a song about what it actually means to refer to your partner as your ‘other half’,” he explains. “That’s how I feel about my wife and I. We started out as two separate people and over the past twenty five years we’ve grown into two halves of a whole person. She fills up my missing parts and I fill hers – not that she has as many as I do. I always feel when people are talking to me that they’re only really getting half the story if she’s not around, just like it says in the song. And not the best half, either!
“When I was a kid I loved bands like Queen with all their pomp, and then as a teenager I turned the other way with Nirvana’s punk philosophy. I went through the post-hardcore thing with all the awkward timings and chonky riffs, and now I find myself leaning back towards those giants of stadium rock. I wrote ‘Lena’ to see if I could do something like Toto, with my best impression of Brian May’s guitar solos. It’s my love letter to all those classic power ballads – it’s so uncool, it’s cool.”
Like what you hear? You can stream or purchase Lena Don’t Leave Me HERE.
The Atheist is available to pre-order HERE.
See Jamie Lenman live at one of the following dates:
Mon 31st – SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners
Tue 1st – TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Forum
Wed 16th – ST ALBANS – The Horn
Thu 17th – HERTFORD – Corn Exchange
Tickets are on sale HERE.