Jamie is using his new track, all about the festive efforts by hospital staff to add a bit of normality to life, to raise money for the NHS.
Jamie Lenman is set to release his new album ‘The Athiest’ next week and is preparing with a special song.
That song is ‘Hospital Tree’, a track that is perfect for this time of year.
It’s about the little things that staff in hospitals do to make life there seem that little bit more ordinary, even when it is absolutely extraordinary. It’s poignant, personal and powerful, and all its proceeds will be donated to NHS Charities.
Jamie had this to say about it:
“I ended up visiting Frimley Park Hospital, who treated me when I got pneumonia and took care of my Dad when he had cancer, to talk to them about the idea of Christmas in hospital. One lady said she was glad I’d noticed their efforts with things like decorations and such, that cheering the place up around the holidays is important to them, and that one of the things that made the pandemic even harder was that they weren’t able to do as much of that. So it was wonderful that they could hear my message of thanks. I hope they all hear it.”
And this about the video:
“My original idea had been to get hold a huge choir and have everyone singing away in this whole epic production,” says Lenman of the visuals, “but I just couldn’t get it together so we ended up going the other way—just me and a piano in a beautiful old village hall, really concentrating on the song and, of course, the tree.”
Here it is:
As we said, ‘The Athiest’ is set to drop next Friday (November 25) via Big Scary Monsters.
Here’s ‘Lena Don’t Leave Me’: