Check out my list for the top current “Ben’s” of Indie Music on Stereofox where you can read the full review and listen to all five awesome tracks!
Naturally Ben Folds is atop this list. The quirky piano genius creates charismatic tunes with a natural style and flair all his own. The list of songs goes on and on, but “Still Fighting It” is always first on mine.
Ben Howard – The Fear
The immensely talented Ben Howard can cut right through you with his eloquent vulnerability and empowering revelations. I’m a sucker for a well-timed and executed musical build that makes me lose my breath and “The Fear”embodies both perfectly.
Ben Kweller – In Other Words
Dramatic keys paired with Kweller’s poignant lyrics make for a brilliant combination. I love the intro, but the changing tempos and piano breakdown that follow are what push this track to the top of my “Ben’s who rock the piano” list.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Pictures (GZUS Remix)
Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a man you want to sing you to sleep every night. His lullabies are honest with an overwhelming sense of purity. While I do love the original version of “Pictures,” Welsh producer GZUS, gives the song an extra relaxed beat that doesn’t detract from its original soothing sincerity.
Benjamin Gibbard (ft. Aimee Man) – Bigger Than Love
Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service are two of my favorite bands, so it comes as no surprise that Ben Gibbard makes this list. I will say that I don’t love his solo music thus far, or maybe I’ve just been spoiled by epic tunes like “Soul Meets Body” and “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight.” But “Bigger Than Love” is a track among his solo work that immediately stands out. The lovers quarrel duet perfectly intertwines vocals between Ben and Aimee Man.
[As seen on STEREOFOX]