Monday 25 March 2019

WATCH: Benedict Benjamin - 'The Way You Talk To Waiters'

"you can take care of yourself but I hope that you'll let me stick around"

Following up the release of Ain't Easy back in February and a run of shows with Christof van der Ven and Emma Gatrill, Ben Rubinstein, aka Benedict Benjamin, has shared The Way You Talk To Waiters. A romantic ode to his partner, it's the latest single from his upcoming second album Truant, which is due for release on May 3rd and you can pre-order here. Introducing the track, Ben explains that "this one is a song about my lady. She's kind and smart and pretty and I love her. That's about it on that." 

The video for the track was illustrated and animated by Katy Beveridge, who is known for her work with Gengahr and various popular brands. Talking about her work on the video, she explains that "it's all hand painted or drawn using a variety of mediums; acrylic, charcoal, crayon, pencil etc. The collaged elements are all cut out individually and photographed back in [...] the whole process generated a few thousand paintings and drawings. I wanted it to feel more like a moving canvas, like a memory, in the way that the song captures the idea of the person rather than a linear narrative."

Benedict has some upcoming shows where you can hear this track and more from the new record...

March 25th: St Pancras Old Church, London (supporting Steve Wynn)
April 13th: Flashback, London (Record Store Day)
April 30th: The Islington, London
May 2nd: YES, Manchester (supporting Rozi Plain)
May 4th: Ocean Arts Centre, Cardiff
May 5th: Resident, Brighton (instore)

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