Ben has announced that his first 5-track EP, ‘Songs For You’, is set to be released on October 15th. You can pre-order the first single, ’11:11′, now. Congrats, Ben! He has also shared a 17 second video teaser for ’11:11′ on his official YouTube channel.
They say life begins at 40… well, not mine.
I am 14,609 days old today and I am celebrating every one of them. I have spent most of them pursuing dreams, surrounding myself with people I love and supported by all of you… and I know just how incredibly lucky that makes me.
One of my biggest unfulfilled dreams has been to release my own music. Music has been my passion my whole life and after a few false starts 20 years ago, I decided not to pursue it as a career. But today, I am realizing that ambition and announcing the release of my own songs.
I have wanted to create something more personal and intimate, to offer up something joyful, honest, soulful and passionate; I hope that you find some of this on my EP.
‘Songs For You’ will be released on October 15th and the first single, ‘11:11’ is available for pre-order now!
As you can probably tell, I’m beyond excited to share all this with you. This is a special moment for me. The experience of the past year and a half has offered a fresh perspective to us all and has certainly helped me understand what kind of man I want to be for the next 40 years… and it’s not one who is prepared to let his dreams just be dreams.
‘Your heart knows the way, run in that direction’ – Rumi
’11:11′ will be released on September 17th.
The teaser for ’11:11′ (starring ‘Westworld’ co-star Evan Rachel Wood) is below:
Be sure to subscribe to Ben’s YouTube channel for the latest video updates!
Here are a few excerpts from an etcanada.com article posted today:
‘Of the album’s title, Barnes said, “Songs For You comes from one of my favourite records, A Song For You by Leon Russell (but the Donny Hathaway version, of course), from wanting the songs to speak intimately to anyone who listens to them, and because if a song is written for you, you know who you are.”
And the single, which is inspired by the sounds of the ’70s, Barnes says came from “poetry written for a loved one or just for myself, a long-forgotten phrase I jotted down in a notebook years ago, inspired by a photograph, a moment, a quotation, or in the case of one song, a story I read about a female pirate!”
He added, “I’m fascinated in acting by the duality of people, and that we all have the capacity to feel everything and more than one emotion at a time. I feel that way too about my songs. Even if they seem to be about one thing, I’m interested in conflicting emotion and transitional feelings… the in-between. ‘11:11’ is about real love; the kind of love where you would give up all your wishes for the one you love to feel whole… even if it costs you, even if they can’t ‘be yours.’”
August 20th, 2021
Reenie Levy said:
How to I get the new single from
Ben? And how much
Is it ? I
Love his singing mostly Killing Bono I have the sound track
Favorite songs are the ones that Ben Sings ! I wanted to get the CD from Jackie and Ryan . I have the sound track from
Easy Virtue! I love when Ben sings Elton John’s Tiny Dancer
I love love Ben . I want to buy the single let me know when
Please thank you and to Ben
August 21st, 2021
Hi Reenie! Ben’s first single,’11:11′, will be released on September 17th. You will be able to buy it across various platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Amazon Music.
You can pre-save the song at this link: https://ingroov.es/11-11-4r917
If you use Amazon Music, then go here: https://www.amazon.com/11-Ben-Barnes/dp/B098SJ2C9N/
The price on Amazon says $1.29. :)
August 21st, 2021
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