Ben Denny Mo serenades us with his uplifting new single ‘I Hear A Train’
Having spent the last few months releasing a wave of impressive singles including ‘Melt Me Down’, ‘Jester’ and ‘Figures’, Norfolk-based singer songwriter Ben Denny Mo returns to deliver a sweeping and heart-warming release ‘I Hear A Train’, out on 22nd May via Urby Records.
Following in the footsteps of contemporary troubadours such as Ben Howard and Lewis Capaldi, the frontman’s latest effort is a bold and vibrant acoustic-led offering that seduces and captivates in equal measure. With his soaring voice, coupled alongside a modest yet euphoric production, courtesy of Rhys Downing (Mark Ronson, Mr Jukes, The Cranberries), this latest cut sees Ben Denny Mo strive further than we have ever heard before.
Speaking about the influence behind the release, he said it was “inspired by the idea of two people who love each other, but one of them knowing the relationship won't work, and that you have to let the other person go. If you really love the person, then sometimes you have to let them go as a sign of that love.”
Born in South London and grew up in Gozo, one of the Maltese islands. Music has been a big part of Ben's life from a very young age, playing gigs around Malta alongside many top local musicians. Ben currently lives in North Norfolk, with his eyes on the world.
His musical influences include John Martyn, Led Zeppelin, Citizen Cope and John Butler, and with a vocal voice that covers several octaves, Ben's songs have a very distinctive sound, ranging from the rawness of Springsteen, to the pureness of Sam Smith. Playing both with backing band and solo, Ben’s live performances are memorable, captivating audiences with his songs, guitar playing and soaring vocals.
Ben has played at some of the biggest British summer festivals including Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival in 2019, as well as performing live on national radio.
His song ‘Heart Sleeves’ was the BBC Norfolk Introducing Record of the Week and he has also sung live at BBC Music Day, as well as twice at Omeara in London.
In 2018 Ben recorded 6 songs with producer/engineer Rhys Downing. The resulting sound surprised a lot of people with the introduction of horns and strings creating a wall of noise. This made him a favourite of BBC Introducing in Norfolk. 2020 will see Ben release a new 5 track EP. Recorded with Rhys Downing, the resulting sound has shifted, with a number of songs having a strong ska/reggae feel and a sound reminiscent of Mark Ronson/Amy Winehouse.