Watch Jamie T’s dark new video for ‘Tinfoil Boy’

Track was released last month (June)

Jamie T has unveiled a video for his recent comeback track ‘Tinfoil Boy’.

The singer-songwriter released his third album ‘Carry On The Grudge’ in 2014 after a five year absence from music, and followed it with the ‘Magnolia Melancholia’ EP last year.

This new video combines live footage of Jamie T with clips of young children trying to suffocate each other with plastic bags.


A press release describes it as “a raw, powerful visual on the paradox of dark innocence… exploring the use of narrative through a series of selfie shots.”

Speaking about the track previously, Jamie T said: “It was recorded slightly differently. We went to Detroit and did a session out there. That’s where the track came from and it was recorded in a different place under slightly different rules which helped it sound a bit different. Hopefully that comes across. I wanted to put something out that was kind of claustrophobic.”

He added: “I was playing around with a lot of pedals and I was listening a lot to Rage Against The Machine’s album and just getting blown away by how exciting it is. That explains the rocky feel.”

Speaking last year, Jamie T told Q that he didn’t want his next record to take another five years. “I’m in the studio – I never really left,” he said. “I am working on things. I wouldn’t like to say when it’ll be finished.”

“It’d be nice to get something out a bit quicker than [the last album],” he continued. “So that’s the next thing – recording and hopefully coming out with something sooner rather than later. Beating five years is all I can ask for.”