All about the Benjamin
On his second album, Benjamin Clementine continues to fashion his own, very extraordinary thing
Whether you think he’s an avantgarde genius or a caterwauling oddball, or quite possibly both, it’s irrefutable that there’s no one quite like Benjamin Clementine on the British music scene right now. With
I Tell a Fly, the follow-up to his 2015 Mercury Prize-winning album At Least for Now, he’s once again making something wonderful and strange: a collection of strikingly gothic pop songs based around his signature piano and extraordinary Nina Simone-esque voice, inspired by the theme of flight, escape and otherness. In his work Clementine seems to desire to please no one but himself, and in doing so will please a great many.
I Tell a Fly (Behind/Virgin EMI) is out on 15 September