In all walks of life sometimes an end can only be dealt with from the closure of starting something new; which is the case of Benjamin Francis Leftwich who recently released his new album After The Rain.
Following the release of his 2011 debut album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, Ben faced one of the hardest things in life, the loss of a parent and his number one source of inspiration, his father.
Coming at the peak of his success and stuck between tours and caring for his ailing father, Ben invited producers to his hometown in an attempt to work on new material, to muted results. “I just knew that I needed to not do this for a while,” he admits of his mental state following his father’s passing. “For me, I just needed to live outside of music.”
Five years on and After The Rain finds Ben coming through the grief and ready to move on with his music career. “If one person emails me and says ‘This is the most moving song I’ve ever heard and it really helped me’ – if it gets one person like that, I’d be really happy,” he says.
- Catch Benjamin Francis Leftwich live at The Gate, Cardiff on September 22.
- For ticket details visit www.benjaminfrancisleftwich.com