In all walks of life sometimes an end can only be dealt with from the closure of starting something new; which is the case of Benjamin Francis Leftwich on his eagerly anticipated new album After The Rain. Due out on August 19th through Dirty Hit (Wolf Alice, The 1975), the news also comes with new track, ‘Tilikum’, and the announcement of an intimate run of live dates for this spring.
Following the release of his 2011 acclaimed debut album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, a record which has gone on to sell 100,000 copies worldwide and over 150 million global Spotify plays, Leftwich’s life was thrown into an unexpected path when he went through one of the hardest things in life, the loss of a parent and his number one source of inspiration, his father.
Now, 5 years after the release of his debut album, Leftwich returns with ‘Tilikum’, the first cut to be shared from the Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Money) produced new album. A body of work that is the sound of Benjamin finding peace with himself once more. Written during those months which saw him at his lowest, it is a creation that exists between light and dark; one that is delicate yet grand, melancholic yet optimistic, whilst remaining utterly timeless.
BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH PLAYS THE RAINBOW COURTYARD ON THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2016. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.
Watch the video ‘Atlas Hands’ below: