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Jamie Lenman Shares Video For New Single The Future Is Dead Featuring Illaman From Pengshui

Monday, 23 March 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Jamie Lenman has unveiled a video for a new song.

The Future Is Dead unfolds around a hefty riff and features Illaman from Pengshui contributing some lightning fast bars. It marks the former Reuben frontman's first release since 2019's 'Shuffle' album and his first original material since his 2018 Long Gone single with Justine Jones from Employed To Serve. He said:

"I wanted to get something out fairly quickly after the covers record to remind people I still write my own songs…I had a riff that had been knocking about for a while but no lyrics, and then everything just came out in one go – I normally try to keep big politics out of my music but we’re living in a time where that’s become impossible.

"The Future Is Dead is about how it feels to be a citizen of the 21st century, to be totally powerless against the whims of an older generation. It doesn’t offer any solutions, it’s a cry of despair, and sometimes it’s good to get that out of your system – a kind of primal scream I guess.

"(Producer) Space and I felt like the track needed another flavour to separate it from my usual thing and he recommended Illaman’s band Pengshui. It turned out we had some mutual buddies so we got in touch and went in for a session. I’m really excited to have such a talent on my track and get some of that genre fusion in there – his lyrics offer a slightly more positive outlook which perhaps the song needed, to stop it being all doom and gloom. That’s why it’s great to get other artists involved!"

In other news, Lenman has announced he'll live stream a request style show at 7pm on March 31 via his Facebook page.

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