British singer/songwriter Jamie Lenman has just released a video for ‘Adamantium Rage’, the latest cut to come from his recently released covers album, ‘Shuffle’.
It’s Lenman‘s reimagining of the theme music from the 1994 platform-action video game, Wolverine: Adamantium Rage, and the video for his cover sees a young girl dress up and take to the town dressed as the mutant super hero.
“I’ve loved comics since I was very little and my first love was always Batman, but when their excellent cartoon started in the 90s I became obsessed with the X-Men, and Wolverine was my favourite. I watched the show, I read the books, and I played the games, which is where this theme is from.
The little girl in the video is very much my younger self, it’s definitely auto-biographical. As a kid you’re powerless, but these heroes gave you power. The X-Men said, “that power is inside of you, waiting to come out.” It was a wonderful feeling and I’ll always love them for it.
We filmed it in my DOP’s home town, starring his daughter Flo. After some initial reluctance, she conquered her natural shyness and gave a stunning performance. Her dad says she hasn’t been the same since, and I’m sure the creators of those characters would be proud to know that they helped her find that power. She also managed to negotiate a twenty-pound acting fee, which is more than I’ve ever got for being in a music video.”
You can stream and watch the video for ‘Adamantium Rage’ below.
His covers album, ‘Shuffle’, is out now through Big Scary Monsters.
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