Jamie T Premieres New Song “The Old Style Raiders” on BBC Radio 1
British singer-songwriter Jamie T is back for the first time in 6 years. He premiered a new song “The Old Style Raiders” along with a music video on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The song is the first single off of his upcoming fifth studio album “The Theory Of Whatever”.
It was written and produced by Jamie Treays with co-producer Hugo White. The video was directed by Niall Trask.
“It's got hope in it,” Jamie T explained of the song ina statement. "It's fighting to find something that means enough to you that you love. The fight to find that, and to carry on striving, to find something you love enough to hold on to. Rather than kid love or movie love or, gushy love or lust love, whatever you have when you're younger – it's actually trying to fight for something that means more than that. It's the struggle to find that.”
- The song is one of a host of tracks on the album to have been whittled down from an initial cache of around 180, that have come together in the years since the 2016 album “Trick”.
“I was struggling to find my direction with the record for a few years, really,” he said as for how the new song came to be on his new album. “I went home one day, and I found this track that I had recorded, pretty much fully finished. And I was really upset, because I realised that I'd spent the last six months asking other people to tell me if something was good. Then I heard this track and I just immediately knew I'd kind of found my path.”
The new album is set to be released on July 29, 2022. It is his first album in six years.
He wrote the album at his East London home studio.
Photo by Will Robson-Scott
- source : BBC Radio 1