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Thu, 21 Nov

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Newport

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Time & Location

21 Nov 2024, 19:30 – 22:30

Newport, 14 High St, Newport NP20 1FW, UK

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich

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21/11/24

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Doors 7:30

16+

Artistic transformation is often associated with a blast of fanfare – the dramatic unveiling of a

new look, or lofty announcement of the revelation that prompted such a change. In the case of

Benjamin Francis Leftwich, reinvention transpires with significantly more subtlety on his latest

album, Some Things Break.

“It feels like a new voice, in a way." the York-born artist says. "I guess a more human and

perhaps a more surrendered voice. Learning to hold on to certain things and let go of others

with as much grace as possible...I feel like I’m hiding less on this record. Ultimately i think it’s a

record about a kind of slow acceptance that some things break and for me - sometimes that’s

necessary for healing”

Fans of Leftwich’s earlier work will associate him with a rich but pared-back acoustic

singer-songwriter sound. Hit songs such as “Atlas Hands” and “Shine” – both from his Top 40

debut Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm – were infused with a charming wistfulness, and the

yearning for sweet escape. Fans and critics alike were struck by this new artist’s disarming

honesty; his lyrics were lauded for their candidness and vulnerability.

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