Jenny Beth of the band Savages is being featured on the new Peaky Blinders soundtrack that is cryptic and entrancing. The song is featured on the album alongside artists like Radiohead, David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys, Anna Calvi, Richard Hawley and many more. “I’m the Man,” is a blur of noise with Beths’ vocals in the backdrop clearly setting up for a chaotic fight scene within the BBC show.
The song itself feels very action-packed and has intense guitar riffs and overpowering drums until the middle of the song. Amidst all the noise there is a sense of empowerment with Beth’s female vocals singing “I’m the Man.” Jenny Beth has been known for her punk ethos inspired lyrics, which fit perfectly into this power ballad. About two minutes in, there is a break in the chaos and Jenny’s angelic vocals entrance the listener and slow down the tempo of the song. Listen here.
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