Jamie T: "Most of the music around today is dire"

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The singer-songwriter returned after a gap of five years with a new album, Carry On The Grudge last month.... but he's not been worried about his music still being relevant.

In an interview with Faster Louder, Jamie spoke about his time off and whether the five-year hiatus had damaged his reputation.

"You grow up as an artist so your music is always going to change," he said. "You hope it’s relevant, but I don’t want to worry too much about that because most of the shit around today is dire."

Speaking about his older material, he went on:

"I think after Kings And Queens, we had said everything we needed to say. The sounds we created were what I wanted them to be and so it seemed like a good time to take stock, go away and come back with something different.

"We’d solidified the sound we had on the first record and I’m a believer that when you’ve got fuck all to say, not to say anything, because as an artist the worst thing you can do is just release pointless material."

Jamie T will play two nights at Alexandra Palace in November. Carry On The Grudge is out now.