Jamie Lenman has today released his brand new single 'Mississippi', his first new material since the release of his debut double album Muscle Memory. Following two UK tours on the back of that record and only a few dates since you'd be forgiven for thinking that Lenman had gone into semi-musical retirement yet again. 'Mississippi' quashed those rumours before they had a chance to start.
A heavy and slow moving monster of a track with Lenman's unmistakable vocal rising just above the sludgy surface - and later being joined by a chorus of gang vocals - 'Mississippi' combines the melodic nature of the 'Memory' side of his 2013 solo debut whilst packing the noise-rock punch of 'Muscle' in a way that feels different from the heavier stuff Lenman has produced before. Industrial and plodding the instrumental swells and takes the singer with it, forcing him to attack the mic and blast the listener with a lyrical barrage. 'Mississippi' is as angry as it is unmoving; a real juggernaut of a track that appears to be born from old grudges and frustration.