His New Album Will Release In July 2022
An intimate London show has also been announced with the new single
Indie music fans rejoice, as Jamie T is finally back with his first taste of new music since the release of ‘Trick’ in 2016. Jamie T has kept himself hidden away from the limelight since then, and has decided now is the time to bring his fans what they have been waiting for. His forthcoming new album ‘The Theory of Whatever’ and first single ‘The Old Style Raiders’ launched May 4th as Hottest Record In The World on Radio 1, alongside a video directed by Niall Trask.
The singer songwriter’s fifth studio album will be released on July 29th on Polydor Records. It follows the 15-year Anniversary celebrations of ‘Panic Prevention’, Jamie T’s seminal debut album which went platinum this year. The announcement includes details of Jamie T’s first live show in 5 years, an intimate show at Subterania in London on 11th May. In his 6 year break, Jamie claims to have written around 180 tracks;
“I was struggling to find my direction with the record for a few years, really,” he admits. Bunkered in his East London home studio, he wrote and rewrote, playing all the guitar and keyboard parts himself.
“I went home one day, and I found this track that I had recorded, pretty much fully finished. And I was really upset, because I realised that I’d spent the last six months asking other people to tell me if something was good. Then I heard this track and I just immediately knew I’d kind of found my path.”
That song is ‘The Old Style Raiders’, a lean, taut indie-rock anthem with a heads-thrown-back chorus you can hang your hat on (“toe the line! / Hard to find! / Told to fight for something you love in life…”). “It’s got hope in it,” answers Treays when asked what makes ‘The Old Style Raiders’ his album’s opening statement. “It’s fighting to find something that means enough to you that you love. The fight to find that, and to carry on striving, to find something you love enough to hold on to.
“Rather than kid love or movie love or, gushy love or lust love, whatever you have when you’re younger – it’s actually trying to fight for something that means more than that. It’s the struggle to find that.”