Wednesday, 12 July 2017

BEN BATEMAN – SINGLE REVIEW

Ben Bateman – Don’t Breathe A Word 
Ben Bateman - Don't Breathe A Word


Release Date: 31st July 2017

So here we have a lad called Ben from the North East of England just playing his guitar and writing some tunes. Nothing particularly spectacular about that, just one man and his guitar. But that’s all it takes, isn’t it? ‘Don’t Breathe A Word’ is Ben Bateman’s new single coming out in a couple of weeks and it starts a little like a Tamsin Archer tune but when Bateman’s soft, accented vocal shuffles in this takes on a mood and life all of its own. This is as tender and unsure as a love song gets and in the hands of a pop star it would come across as hackneyed and insincere tripe. However, in the hands of a young and emotionally raw musician with nothing but a guitar to hide behind, this is pure and beautiful music.


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