British rock stalwart Jamie Lenman has just shared a video to accompany ‘A Handsome Stranger Called Death’, a cover of the FOE track that features on his covers album, ‘Shuffle’.
Slightly remixed from the version that can be found on the record, the video for ‘A Handsome Stranger Called Death’ sees Lenman creating a parody of the famous video for ‘Addicted To Love’ by Robert Palmer.
As for who stars in the video as Lenman‘s band, you may recognise his wife Katie Lenman, Hannah Lou Clarke (who originally wrote and released the song as FOE), his new drummer Jack Wrench (ex-Arcane Roots/In Dynamics), and Jim Webster (ex-Baddies).
This is what Lenman had to say about it.
“It’s always tricky releasing singles after your main album has come out, because you want to keep promoting the record but you don’t want to ask people to buy something they’ve already got. What I’ve started doing in this case is a pick a track that I think could work in a different way and then either remix or re-record it so even if you’ve heard the song before, what you get is a new take on it.
With ‘A Handsome Stranger Called Death’, I only had very vague ideas of how I wanted it to sound when we made the record, and I did think it might be cool with some 60s-style drums and some spooky sound effects on it, but in the end we went with a more calypso vibe. For the single I went back to that earlier idea and swapped the trombone for a bit of saxophone, just ’cause I thought it fitted the new version a bit better. I’m stoked with how it came out!”
You can check it out below.
His covers album, ‘Shuffle’, is out now through Big Scary Monsters.