|Right On You|
|The Slow Drag Under|
|Truth Is Heavy|
|Off The Ground|
|All Was Well|
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Benjamin Booker (born Benjamin Roderick Evans; June 14, 1989) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. He cites The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson and T. Rex as influences. His music was described by the Chicago Tribune as "a raw brand of blues/boogie/soul,", by The Independent as "frenzied guitar-strumming and raw, soulful vocals that are hair-raising in intensity" and by SPIN as "bright, furious, explosive garage rock.
Benjamin Booker is the self-titled debut studio album by American musician Benjamin Booker. It was released on 9 August 2014 by ATO Records and Rough Trade Records. The album was recorded in December 2013 in engineer/producer Andrija Tokic’s all-analog Bomb Shelter in East Nashville, Andrija Tokic who has produced recordings for Hurray for the Riff Raff and Alabama Shakes
On his new album, the New Orleans-based Benjamin Booker makes retro music feel modern, reflecting on racism in America while drawing on blues, soul, and gospel. This is the atmosphere that New Orleans by way of Tampa Bay artist Benjamin Booker paints on the title track of his sophomore album, Witness. The gospel-inspired, Staples-assisted song examines what exactly it means to bear witness to something heinous, like the incessant murder or, to be frank, lynchings of black and brown people at the hands of the state
It's that quote that Benjamin Booker cites in the essay explaining how he came to write his new album, Witness (out June 2 on ATO Records). After the acclaim surrounding Booker's self-titled 2014 debut ebbed, he left the country for Mexico, seeking songwriting inspiration rather than a refuge from discrimination - or so he told himself. Producer Sam Cohen recently completed a dark reworking of '60s hits for the Man In The High Castle companion album, Resistance Radio, while engineer Shawn Everett won a Grammy for his work with Alabama Shakes, Booker's fellow purveyors of revived - not replicated - soul music.
1. Right on You Lyrics. 2. Motivation Lyrics. Released three years after his self-titled debut, Witness focuses on Benjamin’s love for eccentric soul music, R&B, and blues, while still maintaining some of his garage-punk sound that defined his debut LP. Witness Q&A. Featuring Mavis Staples. Writers Benjamin Booker. Label Rough Trade Records.
Witness," the title track from Benjamin Booker's second LP, was a remarkable statement for this chilling time. The gospel-heavy track featured Mavis Staples on its chorus, asking, "Am I gonna be a witness?, Just gonna be a witness?" In his essay accompanying the track, he drew from the Bible before quoting James Baldwin: "No society can smash the social contract and be exempt from the consequences, and the consequences are chaos for everybody in the society. Where "Witness" asked its questions through rich church harmonies, "Right on You," the album's second single, released this morning, is more direct. It's an urgent track that calls on Thin Lizzy and The Buzzcocks, even catchier than Benjamin Booker cuts like "Violent Shiver" and "Have You Seen My So.
Album · 2017 · 10 Songs. 2017 ATO Records, LLC. under exclusive license from Benjamin Booker. More By Benjamin Booker. See All. Benjamin Booker. Violent Shiver - Single.
Benjamin Booker's wickedly anticipated second album Witness comes as a challenging effort to live up to his 2014 self-titled debut. At that time, people happily scrapped to define his sound: Punk Boogie? Garage Soul? One thing most agreed on was Benjamin Booker had the makings of an artist with staying power. His influences were groovy and eclectic, and he clearly had something to say. Right away, my takeaway from his debut album and the latest, Witness, is Benjamin Booker has a great ability to make retro appreciation sound very modern.