As one of Britain’s greatest lead singers while part of Savages—we won’t hear otherwise—Jehnny Beth was an imperious and important singer and role model. We’re thrilled that her powerful sound is being moved into her solo career. Her first cut from the new solo album, the brilliant ‘I’m The Man’, is our Track of the Day.
While a snippet of the new track is featured as one of three unheard songs as part of the new Peaky Blinders soundtrack which is arriving soon, Beth also gave one of the best performances of the song’s theme tune when she covered the track with Anna Calvi.
The first cut of Beth’s upcoming album, ‘I’m The Man’, is thankfully yet another mark of commendation on her incredible music CV. The track is also a reflection of the breadth of musical knowledge that Beth possesses, it ranges from the industrial post-punk sound we know and love to a more ambient piano interlude.
This most important moments of the song come from Beth’s wonderful lyrics. In them, she attacks the existential balance of life, the continual see-saw of morality. It’s just another note on Beth’s impressive record of making post-punk music that connects emotionally as well as physically.
“‘I’m The Man’ is an attempted study on humankind, what we define as evil and the inner conflict of morality,” said Beth. “Because it is much easier to label the people who are clearly tormented by obsessions as monsters than to discern the universal human background which is visible behind them. However, this song has not even a remote connection with a sociological study, collective psychology, or present politics; It is a poetic work first and foremost. Its aim is to make you feel, not think.”
Sit back and take in Jehnny Beth’s newest song ‘I’m The Man’ in all its powerful and golden glory. Listen below.