We’ve already waxed lyrical aboutMr Ben and the Bens ‘Beast in the House’ video (and track), taken from their forthcoming album Life Drawing, out on July 10th via Bella Union, we aren’t going to let up with the release of follow up track Watering Can.
Of the track bandleader Ben Hall says: “Watering can is a gently-swaying brassy ode to small town life. I took up gardening recently as our band obtained an allotment and I loved the image of a watering can becoming a metaphor for good intentions. Lyrically the track deals with the themes of lost love, claustrophobia and aspirational dreams that somehow never seem to be realised. The song is the finale of the new album and I wanted it to be that very specific combination of uplifting melancholy.”
Hall has achieved that melancholy, wrapping it as he says with sighing, furrowed brass lines and shuffling acoustic, little glints of synth here and there catching your ear, as it wanders along. Lovely stuff.
Check it out here