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New Music: Ben Evolent 'Shiver' Single & Video


One of Northern Territory’s most celebrated songwriters and live performers, Ben Evolent,  is about to release his debut album Wanderous. Shiver, the lead single taken from the album, is a song that persuasively rocks through self-reflection and the humbling presence of Nature’s potency.

‘Shiver was written in Timor Lest'e in 2017 after walking around the island of Atauro.  Shiver is about the moments in life where a choice of left or right can be made. It is you taking the plunge knowing that you are in the right place doing the right thing.’ - Ben Evolent



Shiver was written in tandem with Ben Evolent’s 2018 single Dagger and signals the steady embellishment of his broadly Australian style, born of the far north in all of its vibrancy and splendour, through tales of compassion for the people and the land. Shiver’sstring arrangements sweep across gentle strums allowing Ben Evolent the space to capture hearts and imaginations. 

In his two EPs and single to date, Ben Evolent has developed a dynamic range, from wistful folk to sweltering swamp-rock. His talent has garnered consistent nominations in the prestigious NT Song of the Year Award, winning in 2016 with his song Next Time. In 2017 he released the EP Next Time to a sold out crowd at Darwin Railway Club, the enthusiastic reception holding the no.10 spot in the AMRAP charts for 2 weeks, airplay on national broadcaster Triple J and over 100 000 plays on Spotify.



His lively and magnetic style has seen him support touring acts such as Kingswood, Bubsy Marou, Boo Seeka, Benny Walker, Caravana Sun and All Our Exes Live in Texas, and secured spots at Darwin Festival and in Tourism NT social media campaigns.

With this wealth of experience and breadth of expression firmly established, in 2019 Ben Evolent offers his debut album Wanderous. Building upon the robust nature of his catalog, Shiver is the shimmering affirmation that Ben Evolent is a storyteller on a wondrous journey. 

‘Shiver’ by Ben Evolent is out now.

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