Singer/songwriter Ben Wylen released his debut single and title track, “People Say”, off his forthcoming album due Nov 6th, 2020. The song explores one’s journey for a meaningful life, as Wylen states, “Most of my family and friends work jobs they don’t enjoy. They kill themselves day in and day out and they never give themselves a chance to find out who they really are and who they want to be. “People Say” is about the struggle of self-discovery. We don’t have much time on this earth, so we ought to make the most of the time we do have. There is more to life than working all the time.” The song comes from his debut 12-track solo album ‘People Say’ that features producer Danton Supple (Coldplay, Morrissey, U2), who Wylen met while traveling in London. Members of Elbow (drummer Richard Jupp) and Starsailor (bassist James Steflox), string arranger Audrey Riley (The Cure, The Smiths, Smashing Pumpkins) and Grammy Award winning mixing engineer Steve Fitzmaurice (Sam Smith, Lewis Capaldi) were also enlisted to help work on the album. Wylen will release a song from the album the first Friday of each month, leading up to release and will make his debut live performance at SXSW this March.
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ON-RADAR: Ben Wylen Explores Self-Discovery in “People Say”
B-Sides Staff 02/11/2020