RECORDED LIVE FROM RED GATE RECORDERS
London-based singer/songwriter and pianist Benedict Cork has released his eagerly anticipated debut single, ‘Ghost’. The emotive creation is accompanied by a stunning stripped back video of his live performance and is the first track to come from his ‘Piano Tapes’ EP, which will drop later this year.
‘Ghost’ is a hauntingly beautiful song, which explores the theme of his first break up. Speaking about the single, Benedict explained that the song “is all about the pieces of someone that are left behind in you in the aftermath of a breakup. I’m not a religious person, but I am spiritual and I believe people come in and out of your life for a reason. I don’t think anyone ever really leaves you, there is always a ghost of them, whether it’s emotional, or just reminders of an old song that we used to play, or places we used to visit.” The video was filmed live in one take at Red Gate Recorders and shines light on the raw and natural talent that Benedict possesses. Gearing up to unveil the full ‘Piano Tapes’ EP, Benedict is certainly one to watch over the next few months.
Growing up in Hertfordshire, Benedict Cork quickly made the move to London aged just 18 to kick-start his music career. He cut his teeth in piano bars in the city before turning to song writing, eventually signing with BMG aged just 19. Early on in 2017, Benedict parted ways with his band of two years and manager of four years to embark on a solo project. Leaving London heartbroken and dazed he relocated to Stockholm, Sweden to work amongst some of his favourite artists and songwriters, finally finding the calm and clarity to fall in love with making music again. Benedict has amassed a jaw dropping track record of collaborations, working with the likes of Adam Lambert, MNEK (Beyonce/Madonna), GRADES (Nao/Sinead Harnett), Lucas Nord (Tove Lo), Iain James (Emeli Sande/Anne Marie), Sandro Cavazza (Avicci/Lost Frequencies), Adam Argyle (Dua Lipa/Ella Eyre), Martin Sjølie (Sigrid), Toby Gad (John Legend/Kelly Clarkson) and Josh Record (Ella Henderson), in addition to supporting MØ and AlunaGeorge on tour across the UK. Sourcing inspiration from pop legends Elton John, Sia and Adele as well as Scandinavian pop, Benedict insists on storytelling in his song writing, allowing personal experiences to shape his music, resulting in powerful and emotion filled works. The multi-talented musician is only just getting started on what is sure to be a hugely successful year ahead.
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