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SOME THINGS BREAK LP // OUT NOW
A LOVE LIKE THAT SINGLE // OUT NOW
HEADLINE UK TOUR // APRIL 2024
Listen to the Some Things Break album here: https://benleftwich.ffm.to/somethingsbreak
The new BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH album, SOME THINGS BREAK, is out now via Dirty Hit. A new single from the album, A LOVE LIKE THAT, is also out now with a live performance video of the song available to watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O-jfocuBLQ
Some Things Break consists of ten new tracks, all written and performed by Leftwich, and follows his previous album To Carry A Whale, released in 2021. The album sees a subtle reinvention in Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s sound and the honesty laid bare in the album’s lyrics.
SOME THINGS BREAK TRACK LIST:
- I’m Always Saying Sorry
- Moon Landing Hoax
- Break In The Weather
- New York
- Some Things Break
- Spokane, Washington
- God’s Best
- A Love Like That
- Only You
- Don’t Give Up On Light
Some Things Break was written over the course of the past two years at locations across the globe including London, Nashville, Washington and Stockholm. It was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Jimmy Hogarth, who has produced for the likes of Amy Winehouse, Sia and Antony and The Johnsons. Some Things Break also features collaborations with fellow songwriters Mikky Ekko, Jamie Squire from The 1975 and Jon Green. The album was mixed by Jonathan Gilmore and mastered by Robin Schmidt.
As well as a broader range in Benjamin’s voice, Some Things Break features a richer instrumentation compared to the more stripped-back sound of his earlier work. His unmistakable acoustic guitar remains present throughout but is at times backed with the sound of pianos, choirs, subtle drum beats and effects that help create a dense and layered soundscape for his candid and vulnerable lyrics.
Aside from his own material, Benjamin’s songwriting, co-writing and collaboration with other writers and artists has grown and evolved hugely over recent years, having written with the likes of The 1975, Nick Mulvey, Jasmine Jethwa, Holly Humberstone, Rachel Chinouriri and CMAT.
Following the release of Some Things Break, Benjamin will embark on a full UK and Irish tour as follows:
Thu 04 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Fri 05 KENDAL Brewery Arts Centre
Sat 06 EDINBURGH Summerhall
Mon 08 MANCHESTER Band On The Wall
Tue 09 BRISTOL Lantern
Wed 10 LONDON Earth Theatre
Thu 11 CARDIFF Acapela Studio
Sat 13 DUBLIN Workman’s Club
Sun 14 BELFAST Limelight 2
Thu 18 YORK Museum Gardens
Tickets available from: www.benjaminfrancisleftwich.com
Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a highly acclaimed York-born singer and songwriter who was the first act to be signed by Dirty Hit Records (The 1975, Wolf Alice, Beabadoobee, Rina Sawayama, Pale Waves, Bleachers). His first album, Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, debuted in the UK Top 40 in 2011. It included the hit singles Atlas Hands and Shine and was praised by fans and critics alike for the new artist’s disarming honesty, with his lyrics lauded for their candidness and vulnerability. His arrival heralded a boom in the UK singer songwriter scene and led to Leftwich being a stalwart on radio stations and festival stages throughout the country.
Following a five year hiatus, Leftwich returned in 2016 with new album After The Rain, a critically acclaimed release dubbed as, “fragile, precious and oddly comforting” by The Guardian in their 4* review. He followed that with third album Gratitude in 2019, deemed “graceful and honest” by DIY magazine, before releasing To Carry A Whale in 2021. That record was met with further critical praise, with Clash magazine declaring Leftwich “a master at sculpting gentle soundscapes that deliver raw reflections”.