Blues Rock icon BEN GRANFELT reveals the background to the songs of his new album “My Soul To You” in his new ‘track by track‘ video clip series
Before the release of his new album “My Soul To You” BEN GRANFELTgives his fans some fresh material and presents his new ‘track by track‘ video clip series, in which he gives a brief insight into his thoughts on each song of the album. In the first video for “Weight Of The World” he explains what the instrumental part is based on, how it was for him to sing about such important topics and why this song had to be the opener. BEN GRANFELT introduces the second episode of “Life, Living And You” with a small anecdote that explains the connection between the song and a special Finnish word interpretation. He also reveals who the person from the lyrics is and what message he wants to convey with the song. In the third part about “This Is Love”, he outlines what style he was aiming to reach for this PJ Harvey cover and in what matter, except for the required female voice of his wife Jasmine Wynants-Granfelt, he needed support for. To get the answers to all these questions, simply follow these links to “Weight Of The World”, “Life, Living And You” as well as “This Is Love” and watch out for the upcoming seven further clips!
BEN GRANFELT can already call himself an institution of Rock music for a long time. He has been on the road as a professional guitarist for over 34 years and has enjoyed great international success with bands such as the Gringos Locos, Leningrad Cowboys, Wishbone Ash and Los Bastardos Finlandeses. In parallel, he has an extensive solo career in progress, which will soon include 16 studio albums. BEN GRANFELT, together with his long-time companion Masa Maijanen and producer Okko Laru on bass and drums, delivers an album with powerful lyrics, captivating melodies and strong guitar themes, which comes with his fresh sound from the bottom of his heart. On “My Soul To You” he adds guest singers to his Melodic Blues Rock for the first time and doubles his repertoire of played guitars, resulting in a slightly modified, but all the more interesting sound. His surgically precise guitar playing, which at the same time takes plenty of time and space for atmosphere, coupled with his fine voice, is real ear candy, which will definitely earn him appreciation. The refreshing new album will be released on 22.06.2018 through A1 Records and can already be pre-ordered at Amazon or in the online shop of the label!
For the first impression of his new album, take a look at the music video for the title track “My Soul To You”, in which BEN GRANFELT provides the right tone for his emotional music with the fitting feeling for time and with extensive sounds!
You can also convince yourself of his technical class live. In May and June, BEN GRANFELT will tour in his Finnish home country before presenting “My Soul To You” on German stages in September:
14.06.2018 FI-Helsinki, On the Rocks
05.07.2018 FI-Konnevesi, Häyrylänranta POP & BLUES
21.07.2018 FI-Tammisaari, Stallörsparken
04.08.2018 DE-Berlin, Wendeturm Köpenick
05.08.2018 DE-Wyk auf Föhr, Pitschi’s
14.09.2018 DE-Hamburg, Downtown Bluesclub
15.09.2018 DE-Bordesholm, Savoy
16.09.2018 DE-Petershagen, Haus Windheim No. 2
17.09.2018 DE-Dillingen/Saar, Lokschuppen
18.09.2018 DE-Köln, Yard Club
19.09.2018 DE-Göttingen, Apex
20.09.2018 DE-Gründau, Music N More
21.09.2018 DE-Wetter, Earth Music Hall
22.09.2018 DE-Salzgitter, Kniestedter Kirche
28.09.2018 HU-Budapest, BackStage Pub
29.09.2018 AT-Wien, Reigen
02.10.2018 DE-Eschweiler, Rio
06.10.2018 DE-Berlin, Die Kiste
01.04.2019 DE-Fritzlar, Kulturscheune