BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH – SHARES MAYFLIES VIDEO
WATCH ‘MAYFLIES’ VIDEO HERE
UPCOMING U.S SUMMER TOUR
New album After The Rain due out on August 19th (Vagrant/BMG)
“Enchanting, fragile folk-pop from a humble talent” – The Independent
“Fragile and steeped in emotion” – DIY
“Make no mistake Leftwich is the real deal” – Q
Benjamin Francis Leftwich has unveiled the video for ‘Mayflies’, the first single from his long awaited second album, After The Rain, released 19th August through Vagrant/BMG in the US and Dirty Hit in the UK.
Mayflies was debuted on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and follows album track ‘Tilikum’, which was previewed as part of the album announcement earlier this year. Furthering the atmosphere Ben crafted with the record’s first track, ‘Mayflies’ pits subtly intertwined samples against beautifully restrained guitars, expertly layered instrumentation and Ben’s synonymous vocals, culminating in a track that perfectly encapsulates the uplifting side to an emotionally demanding record.
The video for Mayflies was directed by Jake Jelicich and is described by Leftwich as “referencing the final hours of a party before everything is frozen in time. It’s the snapshot of a night where everyone is caught up in the present, living their own adventures unbeknown the world is ending. The idea was to capture the feeling of exhilaration and hope for the future that we all sense in the moment, contrasted with the reality check of dawn. Mayflies fuck and they die. Everything is so wrong yet so perfect.”
Ben has just completed a sold out headline tour taking in 24 dates across the U.K and Europe and is heading out on a U.S tour throughout July with more dates to be announced soon.
13 – Mercury Lounge – New York, US
14 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
15 – Divan Orange – Montreal, Canada
16 – Drake Hotel – Toronto, Canada
19 – Schubas – Chicago, US
22 – Media Club – Vancouver, Canada
24 – Block Party – Seattle, US
25 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, US
28 – Popscene – San Francisco, US
29 – Hotel Café – Hollywood, US.
‘Mayflies’ is also available to instantly download on iTunes when pre-ordering the album.