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BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE

Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Benjamin Clementine will release his new album, I Tell a Fly, October 2 via Capitol Records. Written, recorded and produced by Clementine, I Tell a Fly finds him exploring new musical territory on the heels of his Mercury Prize-winning debut, At Least for Now (2015). At Least for Now stretched itself across a series of piano ballads with unorthodox structures; I Tell a Fly brings a sense of theatricality and power by using whirling, interwoven instruments throughout the uncompromising release. While At Least for Now looked inward and backward, Clementines follow-up looks outward and forwardto a changing world, ancient struggles and the individual response. Today, FADER premieres I Tell a Fly track God Save the Jungle. Clementine headlines Carnegie Hall October 5.The origin of I Tell a Fly lies in a disarmingly strange line Clementine found in his American visa: an alien of extraordinary abilities. He explains, I was baffled for about ten minutes when I first saw that visa. But then I thought to myself, I am an alien. Im a wanderer. In most places Ive been, Ive always been different. And so I began to think about the story of a couple of birds, who are in love: one is afraid to go further, and the other is taking a risk, to see what happens. On I Tell a Fly, Clementine uses his personal history as a prism through which to view the world around him (and attempt to make sense of both), musically exploring unknown territories while maintaining a lifeblood that could not be mistaken for the work of anyone other than him.Last month, Clementine debuted a video for the new albums first single, Phantom of Aleppoville, from photographer Craig McDean and filmmaker Masha Vasyukova. Clementine wrote Phantom of Aleppoville after reading and being deeply affected by the work of pioneering British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott. Winnicott wrote extensively about children who have experienced bullying at home and at school, and found that while th
  • Start:February 19, 2018
  • End:February 19, 2018
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  • Where:The Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, Arizona, United States, 85003
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  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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