Artist on the Rise: Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a singer-songwriter from York, England.  Although he has 2.5 million monthly Spotify listeners, he is not as popular in the United States as he should be.  His melancholy, acoustic folk/pop sound pairs perfectly with his voice and his lyrics.  His music just as relaxing as it isn’t.  His lyrics reflect struggles of relationships, love, and loss.  His music has been featured in episodes of popular television shows, Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill, and 90210.

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Leftwich’s first album, Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, was released in 2011 and features 10 tracks, including “Shine” and “Atlas Hands”.

After the Rain was released in 2016, and is my favorite album of his.  This album has 13 tracks, and has a more mature sound than Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm.

Leftwich is signed to U.K. label, Dirty Hit Records, who also represent The 1975, The Japanese House, and Wolf Alice.

He recently put his own spin on the smash hit “When You Were Young” by alternative rock band, The Killers.

Listen to Benjamin Francis Leftwich on Spotify here.

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