Jake Benjamin brings in a blaze of glory today with his epic new single “Bound to You.” From start to finish the song flows like a river of beautiful instrumentation and lyrical wit that will have you on the edge of your seat. His vocals help to bring his story to life, as they float over a heavenly bed of instrumentation. From start to finish it’s evident that Jake Benjamin is creating something very special.
Jake Benjamin says regarding the track:
“The story of “Bound to You” came from a stream of consciousness writing session. I was already assigned with composing a vocal loop pedal tune for a studio concert in grad school. The week after the studio concert, I had gotten back from a date that didn’t go anything further from that night. I was in my room in Indiana at around 1AM sitting with just one lamp on thinking about what it would feel like when I met the one. The thoughts that raced through my head got so vivid that they became a vision projected on the ceiling and from there I kept on writing and writing and by 3AM, the song and melody had been writing with the composed vocal loops. “Bound to You” is a song dedicated to the ones who never leave your mind and love unconditionally.”
The New York-based artist earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music’s Music Business and Studio Music & Jazz programs, and earned his master’s degree from Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music where he studied voice. Because of this formal training, core to Jake’s aesthetic is his sophisticated harmonic compositional vocabulary. During his studies, Jake has been fortunate to share the stage with renowned artists like Tierney Sutton, Darmon Meader, James Newton Howard, Kate McGarry, Cyrille Aimée, and many more. Jake tempers this studied musicality with adventurous artistic explorations via a loop station. His innovative approach with this technology treats the loop station as a compositional tool through which he explores the possibilities of vocal layering, beatboxing, and body percussion.
This is only of the beginning of things to come from Jake Benjamin in the coming months, so open your eyes and ears and fall head over heels with the ambitious singer-songwriter; who is about to become a household name.