Benjamin Clementine- I Tell A Fly

Benjamin Clementine- I Tell A Fly

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Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine releases his much-anticipated second album, I Tell A Fly which follows debut album At Least For Now, which was awarded the Mercury in 2015. Whereas Clementine’s debut album, At Least For Now, looked inwards and backwards, follow-up I Tell A Fly looks forwards and outwards; to a changing world, ancient struggles, and the individual response. Throughout, I Tell A Fly Benjamin uses his personal history as a prism through which to view the world around him (and attempt to make sense of both), musically exploring unknown territories whilst maintaining a lifeblood which could not be mistaken for the work of anyone other than himself. The results render I Tell A Fly as compassionate and empathetic as it is angry, satirical, and critical. Throughout, I Tell A Fly displays equally expanded musical horizons, reflecting not just a lifelong love of classical Impressionists like Erik Satie but an increased interest in electronics (particularly Japanese electronic pioneer Isao Tomita). Peculiar, emotive, and fascinating, I Tell A Fly is a record which addresses the issue of today, but also themes which – says Benjamin – “are not going to go away. We wander around, my great-grandfather wandered around, and that’ the reason why I’m here. Your great-grandfather wandered around, and that’s the reason why you’re here. I’m an alien; you’re an alien. And that’s that.”

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