Video Voyeur: 3Qs with Jake Benjamin

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Jake Benjamin is a New York musician that is steadily on the rise. With his new video in tow for “Bound to You,” the artist also brings an eclectic video to the table that is visually captivating from start to finish. One of several singles Benjamin has been and will be releasing in the coming months, the new music will lead up to a fuller release, expected in the New Year. We had the chance to catch up with Jake Benjamin for an exclusive interview regarding his latest video release.

Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?

“Bound to You” was a story that came from a stream of consciousness. The thoughts that raced through my head got so vivid that they became a vision projected on the ceiling and from there I kept on writing and writing and by 3AM, the song and melody had been writing with the composed vocal loops. “Bound to You” is a song dedicated to the ones who never leave your mind and love unconditionally. I wanted to give the listener a glimpse in the composition process using a loop pedal. The video highlights the method of how I build accompaniment with the sounds of my voice and the effects of the loop pedal.
What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?

Well besides giving listeners a visual on inner mechanics of looping, I think it was important to give the overall light feeling of the song. So, using the natural light inside the lovely home of the sound engineer who worked with me on the video gave the right setting for this song.

 

What was the process of making this video?

It was a collaborative effort between the videographer, Fernando Martinez, who used multiple cameras in the shot. With the help of producer, Ben Wisch, we were able to use his home studio give an honest live performance of “Bound to You.”


Catch up with Jake Benjamin via: www.jakebenjaminmusic.com

 

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Getting Heavy with FAtHERS

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Hard Rock fans unite! Meet FAtHERS who are about to lure you in with every listen.
Fathers live show is high energy and entrancing, which carries into each and every song. Their music is heavy without being cliche, and the group thrives in pouring genuine emotion into every piece. Channeling hardcore heavyweights such as Cave In, Big Business, Converge, and Trap Them, Fathers bring a unique vision to the table.Their new record was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Kanan at the Keep In, in Denver, Colorado. The band has been having an active year already, in which they’ve completed a West Coast tour, been invited to play festivals such as Denver’s Electric Funeral Fest, and have supported the likes of EYEHATEGOD, Sacred Reich, Sworn Enemy, Great Falls, Cro-Mags, Whores., and more.  With an upcoming release slated for early November, we’re intrigued by the breaking barriers band.

 

Watch  the band live here:

Cloe Shares Mystifying New Song “Save Me”

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Songstress Cloe has just unveiled her gorgeously crafted new single “Save Me,” which stops us dead in our tracks today. At only 13 years old, Cloe is breaking new barriers in the music world with her Dark Synth Pop that is already starting to take the world by storm. Her vocals throughout the track are brilliant from start to finish as they float like a heavenly cloud.  “Save Me,” is the perfect first listen to most for the artist, as this is only the beginning. Her in depth and relatable lyrics bring a heavy dose of enchanting melancholy that drives the new single home.
Listen to the  “Save Me” here via Spotify:

 

 

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Jake Benjamin Shares Heaven-Sent New Single

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New York native Jake Benjamin makes a huge splash with his latest single “Bound to You” which has been an absolute delight to our ears…and it will be to yours too. The singer-songwriter combines gorgeous vocals and ambitious harmonies that bring the very soul and essence of his music to life. One of the latest pieces he will be sharing in the coming months, the rumor on the streets is that Benjamin has a fuller release coming shortly….and we’re on the edge of our seats.

Jake Benjamin is a New York-based artist who has earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music’s Music Business and Studio Music & Jazz programs, and earned his master’s degree from Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music where he studied voice. Because of this formal training, the core to Jake’s aesthetic is his sophisticated harmonic compositional vocabulary. During his studies, Jake has been fortunate to share the stage with renowned artists like Tierney Sutton, Darmon Meader, James Newton Howard, Kate McGarry, Cyrille Aimée, and many more.

Expect to hear more from Jake Benjamin in the coming months as he’s ‘bound’ to become a household name.

Listen to the new single here:

 

Connect with Jake Benjamin via:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jakebenjmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jakebenjmusic/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3b4oPeInmBt33lJrCxSFzN
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/jake-benjamin/1416815545
Website: www.jakebenjaminmusic.com