After a rollercoaster two years promoting King Of Clubs in the middle of a global pandemic, alt-rock legend Jamie Lenman returns with the most intimate, most ambitious and most accessible album of his career.
Recorded at The Chapel studios in Chichester with producer Mark Roberts, The Atheist is eleven tracks of guitar driven indie-pop, each laden with enough hooks to catch Moby Dick. With themes ranging from toxic friendships to socio economics to the religious topics inherent in the title, Lenman eschews the aggressive approach of previous records for a more melodic mood.
This mood delivers eleven-fold from the huge earworm of Talk Hard to the stadium-sized chorus of Lena (Don’t Leave Me) - spontaneous sing-alongs guaranteed!
Combined with dazzling artwork from renowned Washington Post/Wall St Journal illustrator Michael Parkin, the whole package is a beautiful, melodic bundle of joy, demonstrating, once again, that Jamie Lenman is still one of the best in the game.
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