Following a debut #1 single release, Ben Selleck is back with ‘Soul Food’
Release: Friday 20th August
Ben Selleck is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Essex. Vocally inspired by the soul legends of yesterday, Al Green and Marvin Gaye and lyrically inspired by the the likes of The Eagles, James Taylor, and Brothers Osborne, Ben has always had a love of music and lockdown has rekindled his love of songwriting, specifically within the country music scene.
In May 2021, Ben released his debut single ‘Different Sides’ which soured to #1 in the UK Country iTunes Chart, and was already ready to go with this next track. ‘Soul Food’ represents the moment of tentatively creeping out of lockdown and reconnecting with family and friends - Ben really hopes that listeners will feel the positivity behind both the lyrical content and the music, alike.
“The soul food link gave me and the musicians scope to explore a more southern, gospel type of feel as well as my Country & Soul roots that I hope become a familiar theme to my music”
“I have had so much fun recording this track. It wasn’t until Lockdown eased and I finally got to meet up with band members when the idea to create a more New Orleans vibe was discussed. So a remotely recorded Gospel Choir (Natalie Jenkin-Smith of Total 80’s, Tony Perry of ChangesTwoBowie, Austin Barber of the Essex Blues Brothers, Country artist Tara Henton providing ad-libs and Scarlet River Managements own Rachel Sellick) and a Horn part (written and performed by Paul Beddow of Faux Fighters UK) was added to great effect. Not to mention the fantastic talents of Adam Wright on guitar, Jacob Sludden on drums, and once again Paul Beddow on Bass. I’m so indebted to these musicians for giving me their time and creating something that I'm really proud of in this single”.