Songwriter, singer, and visual artist Jehnny Beth has released an incendiary, industrial new track today called “I’m The Man” as part of the Peaky Blinderssoundtrack; the song was first featured in the fourth episode of the show’s current season this past September.
“I’m The Man” is one of only three unreleased tracks on the soundtrack, and was hand chosen for inclusion by Peaky Blinders’ acclaimed director/writer Anthony Byrne during the editing of the last season. After falling instantly in love with the track, Byrne reached out to Jehnny Beth about using it in an episode, which led to its inclusion on the soundtrack.
Says Jehnny Beth about the track: “‘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.”