With the release of his upcoming ‘King Of Clubs’ EP drawing ever closer, Jamie Lenman has now dropped a new video for its next single from it, ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend’.
The track is not only straight-forward with its title, it remains a thrashing piece of honesty throughout. Initially premiered over on Louder, the video was shot during lockdown, and features a handful of familiar faces from bands such as Black Peaks, Ithaca, Wargasm, Haggard Cat, and more.
This is what Lenman had to say of the song and its message.
“After my last originals album ‘Devolver’ was a quite a contemplative, inward-looking record, I started looking outwards for ‘King Of Clubs’ and obviously I got pretty angry pretty quickly about the state of the world. The first single, ‘Summer Of Discontent’, was all about feeling helpless in the face of corrupt governments, and now this new single is about calling out unacceptable behaviour amongst your own peers.
I’m fed up of all the excuses people use to explain away things like bullying or racism and it felt good to finally say something about it publicly. I feel like there are a lot of lines being drawn in the sand at this time and hopefully here’s one more.”
You can check out the video for ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend’ below.
His new EP, ‘King Of Clubs’, is set for release on September 25th 2020 through Big Scary Monsters.