Listen: Jamie T unveils new single "Tinfoil Boy"
By Benjamin Irons
While it's been over a year since Jamie T released his mardy Magnolia Melancholia EP, the gobby South London lad has crashed back onto the scene with an unfamiliarly explosive new single, "Tinfoil Boy".
Opening with a rather discordant whirl of atmospherics, the silence is cut as T recites the opening lines - "Use the life to keep me here, you break your heart to make sure that I'm aware..." - all before erupting into a chanted mantra of "The tinfoil boy boy boy boy boy boy" over a sea of crashing cymbals and twanged guitar strings.
Speaking to Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 last evening, the singer mentioned that the track would have more of a "rocky feel", citing rap-metal pioneers Rage Against Machine as an influence.
You can give the new track a listen below: