Jehnny Beth of Savages Shares “I’m the Man” Video Featuring Cillian Murphy Spoken Word Vocals | Under the Radar - Music Magazine
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Jehnny Beth of Savages Shares “I’m the Man” Video Featuring Cillian Murphy Spoken Word Vocals

Peaky Blinders Original Soundtrack Out Now via Universal

Dec 03, 2019
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Last month Jehnny Beth, frontperson for British four-piece Savages, shared a new unrelenting solo song, "I'm the Man," from the soundtrack of the Netflix/BBC show Peaky Blinders. Now she has shared a video for the song. Peaking Blinders director Anthony Byrne directed the clip, which starts with the audio of a spoken word piece entitled "A Place Above" as read by the star of Peaky Blinders, Cillian Murphy. Beth stars in the video, moving around the back streets of a city, acting like an aggressive man. "I'm the Man" was previously one of our Songs of the Week. Watch the video below.

Beth has also announced her first two solo live appearances, which are happening in May 2020 at England's All Points East Festival and Denmark's Heartland Festival.

The soundtrack came out in November via Universal and also included music from David Bowie, Radiohead, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, and more. Previously we posted from the soundtrack PJ Harvey's cover of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' classic "Red Right Hand." The show is set in the post-WWI era England.

Beth had this to say about the song in a press release: "'I'm The Man' is an attempted study on humankind, what we define as evil and the inner conflict of morality. 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."  

Savages released their last album, Adore Life, back in 2016 via Matador.

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