“Here’s To you/ For all the times I was left in the dark”
Late last month, British R&B artist Joshua Benjamin came back with his first release of the year and captivating new single Here’s To You. Independently released, produced by Haych Kai, Manuel Garay and Joshua Benjamin, and mastered by Andre Castro; this is the latest example of the singer-songwriter’s artistic skill and talent. Making his debut in 2019 with his inaugural single KWYT, Benjamin has been continuing to hone and develop his craft, so far delivering a captivating series of releases filled with vibrant R&B goodness. With enchanting melodies and relatable lyricism, Joshua’s songs and narratives deliver real life stories, inspired and driven by a desire to provide comfort in a chaotic world.
Delivering a more soft and melodic instrumental, Here’s To You gives off a calming and down-tempo pop-led vibe, layered with subtle electro rhythms and indie beats. With a poignant and sentimental energy, the ambient and immersive soundscape is filled with the delicate and skilled stylings of Joshua’s atmospheric vocals that draw you in from the very first note and project a sense of sensitivity and vibrancy. Showcasing his songwriting and vocal talents and ability, there is something in the track that elevates your spirits with its relaxing, laid-back and easy-going nature. A stunning new single, this is a perfect edition to all your lazy Sunday and chill out playlists.
“This song speaks to all of the times I was left in the dark, and for those who are still left in the dark, he reveals. I went through this in a relationship, in terms of communication and emotionally. Sometimes, when there’s a breakdown in connection between two people, I feel that it allows space for darkness and negativity to enter. This track feels like an ode to these times and a release of its hold on me, knowing that it’s been something I’ve learnt from and something that has allowed me to grow and move forward in my life. For anyone in a similar situation, make a decision, take the leap and grow in whichever direction you wish to take.”
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