Making a dramatic shift in how you approach songwriting can be incredibly difficult, especially for those who’ve been set in one way for a long time. So, when you look at the case of Ben Lee, who’s been making his mark in the music industry since he was fourteen, solo and in the band Noise Addict, it makes his latest output all the more impressive. With his recently released album Deeper Into Dream, this indie pop mogul made serious adjustments and improvements in his craft to the delight of many music critics who panned his previous releaseThe Rebirth of Venus. To give us some insight into what experiences and reveries went into this revision of technique,Ben Lee took some time to explain his new writing approach, how he approaches collaborations and tell us who he’s excited about in the music industry today.
“I haven’t written much about our upcoming adoption but today and for the past few weeks we have been informed of even more delays, this time heartbreaking and nerve wracking.
Without getting into the details, I have been pretty down lately. Well, today I decided to write myself a song to cheer me up. I realized this could help other parents who are going through similar situations with adoption - domestic or international. It has become so incredibly hard. What about the babies? They wait in orphanages until the bureaucracy is over and presently the wait is excruciating.
I know our boy will come home soon. But until then…. here is a song for me, for you, for anyone who will listen. Thanks. I will figure out a way to keep people in the loop without too much drama. Tracy”
In each 5 part episode of “Dubway Days”, musician Ben Arthur goes into the Dubway Studios with a special guest for one day of song-writing and producing. At the end of each day, no matter what they went through to get there, they emerge with a song.
here’s where i’ll be playing for the next few days.
i’m in wales tonight and it’s beautiful. here’s my schedule for the next few days. come out if you’re in the neighborhood. tonight- ll/10 (full moon) llandeilo at the angel inn. doors are at 8:00 and the show starts at 8:30.
as of last night, i am back in london. nothing like getting up at 3am for a 6 am flight across the atlantic by way of chicago. i think it wasn’t until we were over greenland that i was fully awake. i seem to remember having some crazy dream about trying to convince the world that caramel corn was…