Single Review: Ben Abraham – You and Me

By on Wednesday, 17th February 2016 at 12:00 pm
 

Australian singer/songwriter Ben Abraham is a new face and name. He’s someone you won’t have heard of or seen before. But, on the cusp of releasing his debut record ‘Sirens’ comes his second single ‘You and Me’. It’s an acoustic ballad that is full of deep emotion and raw, unbridled heartbreak. After the initial verse ends, when everything just stops and the piano comes into the mix in solitude, completely alone, a piece of perfect symbolism for the emotion Abraham conveys. You get the sense of the level of heartbreak Abraham is conveying. The majority of his material was written while working in a hospital, and you can feel this in the way he performs. Everything is calm and collected, even when you feel you yourself would lose control.

The musical composition of the track is crafted to develop distinct emotional responses. The rhythm section gives the song body, while the twinkling percussion and piano lightens the entire track. What results forms a perfect meld of audible distinction between hope and loss. You’re hard pressed to find a new artist who can perform with such beautiful abandon and bring new meaning to the term “songwriter”. What Abraham crafts aren’t just songs. They’re raw and heart on your sleeve confessions that happen to be backed by compositions that hold your mind firmly in his grasp.

Abraham has been championed by Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show, an indication of the level of attention he’s been garnering. and If this second release is anything to go by, the future is going to be bright for Abraham, and it’s going to be an emotional ride.

7.5/10

‘Sirens’, Ben Abraham’s debut album on which this single ‘You and Me’ appears, will be released on the 4th of March on Secretly Canadian.

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