BENJAMIN BOOKER shares album opener ‘Right On You’
Benjamin Booker has shared ‘Right On You,’ the white-hot psych-punk opening track from his upcoming LP Witness out June 2nd via Rough Trade Records / Remote Control Records. Booker describes the song as being “about the selfish, lonely and hedonistic nature of modern life, where death is ‘right on you’ but seems ‘hard to imagine’.”
On Witness, Booker has created his most ambitious work yet by digging deep into his passion for eccentric soul, R&B, and blues, while never straying too far from the garage-punk intensity that made his self-titled 2014 debut such a creative breakthrough. The album’s ten new, original tracks were all written by Booker, produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby), mixed by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes), and recorded at The Isokon studio in Woodstock, NY and New York City’s Red Delicious studio.
Booker’s self-titled 2014 album was ATO’s best-selling debut since Alabama Shakes, earning him festival appearances and tour dates supporting Jack White, performances on Jools Holland, Letterman and Conan, and features in the Sunday Times, MOJO, New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, GQ, and more. The Times hailed the album’s “raucous, unruly mix of punk, blues rock and soul,” and Q Magazine heralded “a rush of raw blues-rock abandon”, The Independent made it their Album Of The Week, calling it “a mainlined shot of unrefined, blues-based rock’n’roll spirit that cuts right through”, SPIN simply called it “Contender for rock record of the year”.
Benjamin Booker – Witness
1. Right On You
3. Witness (feat. Mavis Staples)
4. The Slow Drag Under
5. Truth Is Heavy
8. Off The Ground
10. All Was Well
Benjamin Booker – Witness out Friday 2nd June via Rough Trade / Remote Control Records.
AMNPLIFY – BS