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‘Stranger Things’ star Jamie Campbell Bower releases new single ‘I Am’

"It's a haunting display of being confronted by your inner self"

By Tom Skinner

Jamie Campbell Bower in the official video for his new single 'I Am'
Jamie Campbell Bower, 'I Am' official video. CREDIT: Still

Stranger Things‘ Jamie Campbell Bower has released a new solo single called ‘I Am’ – you can listen to it below.

The actor and musician, who portrays the evil villain Vecna in the hit Netflix show’s fourth season, announced the track during a recent interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “I’m so excited,” Bower told the host. “Everything feels just not real right now.”

‘I Am’, a country-tinged 2-minute-15-second stomper, features various religious references – including the line “I’m an angel, I’m the devil, and I’m coming inside” – and arrives with a church-set official video.

Bower takes on two roles in the clip, “a preacher at the pulpit, delivering an impassioned liturgy, and a wayward congregant who stumbles into the chapel”, per an official statement. At the end of the visuals, the artist’s two alter-egos come face to face after walking down the aisle towards each other.

“It’s a haunting display of being confronted by your inner self,” Bower explained. You can watch the video for ‘I Am’ here:

‘I Am’ marks Bower’s fourth song release of the year, following on from ‘Crow’, ‘Run On’ (feat. King Sugar) and ‘Devil in Me’. Prior to embarking on a solo career, Bower was the frontman of London punk band Counterfeit.

Meanwhile, Metallica have been enjoying a huge resurgence of their classic single ‘Master of Puppets’ after it featured in a pivotal scene in the final episode of Stranger Things 4.

The metal band recently jammed the song backstage with Joseph Quinn, whose character Eddie Munson is responsible for the song’s renewed popularity.

James Hetfield also thanked Quinn – who spent months learning how to actually play the 1986 song on guitar – for doing the track justice. “It’s all I was listening to for two years,” Quinn told the group. “I feel very connected to you guys.”