Jamie T says his next album will arrive ‘maybe next year or the year after’

'I'm thinking about it all the time,' he said of the follow-up to 2014's 'Carry On The Grudge'

Jamie T has spoken out about his plans for his fourth album.

Talking to NME at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas, in a video which you can see above, the singer-songwriter said: “Yeah, next album – I mean I’m thinking about it all the time. It’s just I don’t have much time to do anything at the moment because I’m touring so much, but I don’t want it to take five years again, so hopefully something maybe next year or the year after.”

He continued: “This year’s reminded me I enjoy playing live and I enjoy being involved in it all and as long as it’s on my own terms, I’m really happy to be here and do these things.”

Meanwhile, Jamie T has announced details of a new EP entitled ‘Magnolia Melancholia’. It will be released on April 6 via Virgin EMI, and will include the track ‘Don’t You Find’, which was first released in July, as well as new songs ‘Magnolia Melancholia’, ‘Marilyn Monroe’ and ‘Riverbed’. There are also covers of Bran Van 3000’s ‘Mama Don’t Smoke’ and The Replacements’ ‘Bastards Of Young’.

Jamie T returned last year after an absence of almost five years, to release his acclaimed third album ‘Carry On The Grudge’. In support of the album, the singer played a series of live shows that included two sold-out nights at London’s Alexandra Palace.

He won three awards at this week’s NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. The solo singer-songwriter scored the prize for Music Moment of the Year for his 2014 comeback, in addition to winning Best Track supported by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Best Video for ‘Zombie’ earlier in the evening.

Jamie T was handed the award for Music Moment of the Year by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, and dedicated it to his friend Rob Skipper of The Holloways, who passed away last year. “Thank you very much,” he said. “Thank you all my friends in bands and music who have been supportive and helped me through the years. I lost a friend of mine this year – Rob Skipper. I’d like to dedicate this award to him.”

The ‘Magnolia Melancholia’ tracklisting is as follows:

‘Don’t You Find’
‘Marilyn Monroe’
‘Mama Don’t Smoke’
‘Magnolia Melancholia’
‘Bastards Of Young’