Thursday, 12 December 2013

Benjamin Clementine

The year 2013 has been a great year, to me it was also a year of discovering new talents and heroes. A month ago, i discovered Benjamin Clementine. The first thing i noticed about him, was that rich, soulful voice. Packed with emotion, sometimes a little bit rough at the edges. But maybe that is just part of why i like it so much. 

His background is interesting, because he left London for Paris at the age of 20. Having no money at all, he had to sleep in a metro station for two years, before he got together enough money to move to a hostel. The metro station was the place where he covered songs by Bob Marley, Nina Simone and James Brown. Later, indie label Ekleroschock discovered and signed him. Now, being 24, he released his first EP; Cornerstone.

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