MUSIC NEWS: Jamie Lenman Releases Video For New Single ‘Words Of Love’ & Announces UK Tour Dates
Photo Credit: Jen Hingley
Jamie Lenman has released a video for his new single Words Of Love, the lead single from the forthcoming EP Iknowyouknowiknow.
“‘Words Of Love’ is a very old song that I’ve been trying to get on a record since some time between the second and third Reuben albums, but it never fit anywhere until now. Even so, I still had to shave off a few of the post-hardcore edges to make it fit with this project, so if you think you can hear a little mid-noughties vibe in there, that’s why. For a long time this was on rough track listings for the album, but in the end we decided it would be nice to give it a starring role on the EP instead—otherwise it would have been fighting for attention,” explains Lenman.
He continues, “Thematically it’s about somebody’s reaction to a past infidelity, their inability to get over it or even recognise their own culpability. In that way it’s very much the flip side of ‘Let’s Stop Hanging Out’, where the person is reacting to the same situation in a much more accepting way. In fact, I wrote the middle eight section at the same time I wrote LSHO, when I was in college. So they share some of the same DNA.”
The video for the track was directed and filmed by Lenman’s live band guitarist and visual collaborator Jen Hingley.
Words Of Love is out now, available to stream/download HERE. Iknowyouknowiknow is set for release on 5th May 2023 via Big Scary Monsters. The EP will act as a companion to his fifth album The Atheist which was released last year.
Lenman has also announced a run of UK headline dates and festival appearances, see him live at the following dates:
Sat 8th – PORTSMOUTH – Takedown Festival
Sat 15th – LEEDS – Strangeforms Festivals
Thu 4th – BLACKPOOL – Waterloo Music Bar
Fri 5th – STOKE – Sugarmill
Sat 6th – WOLVERHAMPTON – Steel Mill
Wed 10th – MILTON KEYNES – Craufurd Arms
Thu 11th – NEWCASTLE – The Cluny 2
Wed 17th – BRISTOL – The Fleece
Thu 18th – PLYMOUTH – The Junction
Fri 19th – LONDON – Powerhaus