Tinfoil Boy

Songfacts®:

  • This dark and vitriolic song was premiered on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show on June 29, 2016. Speaking about the track to the BBC Radio 1 DJ, 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."
  • The song finds Jamie T channelling Rage Against The Machine's angry fire. He said: "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."
  • This features a monologue from Jamie T's actress pal, Florence Bell. "She's an old friend of mine from college," he said. "I had this idea to sample which I did a lot on the last record. It wasn't such a good idea this time around. So I got some friends, actors and actresses to come in and do some monologues. It was a lot of fun."

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