Ben Hemming releases new album ‘The Devil Beside Me’ today
British singer/songwriter Ben Hemming has dropped his new album ‘The Devil Beside Me’ today Friday 31st May.
Raw, powerful, roots/blues in nature, “‘Dead Man Blues’ is really a metaphor for feeling ignored in a world that no longer shares your beliefs,” Hemming explains, “and actually it’s the first track on the new album because that sense of isolation and detachment is a central theme that runs throughout the record.”
Recorded at The Blues Studios in London’s Hackney with fabled producer Mark Waterman (Depeche Mode, Elastica) behind the desk, ‘The Devil Beside Me’ is a tangible step forward. The staple dark brooding remains throughout, but is supplemented now by a drive and energy that helps take this body of work to a whole new level. The result is a richly dynamic album that musically drives more than Hemming’s previous work, whilst simultaneously showcasing his trademark lyrical vulnerability. Above all, his ability to capture a rawness of emotion remains undiminished.
“The central theme of the album is all in the title,” he explains, “It deals with one’s inner demons and how fears and insecurities can hold you back from achieving what you believe is your life’s destiny. Its really a journey that leads to overcoming those demons, and becoming a stronger and more developed person because of it.”
Click here to take a listen to ‘The Devil Beside Me’ on Spotify.