By: Jenna Melanson
EP – Dirty Laundry
Download Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/dirty-laundry/id932148939
Release Date – November 14, 2014
Genre – R & B/ Soul
Toronto based R&B/ Soul artist, Ben Stevenson released his debut EP, Dirty Laundry on November 14, 2014 via Culvert Music. The EP was actually nominated for R&B/ Soul Recording of the Year at the Juno’s alongside other amazing Canadian acts, such as Melanie Durrant, JRDN & The Weeknd.
The EP starts off with “Summer Dealer” which features Steven’s smooth soulful vocals, as well as a beat that immediately pulls you in. Each song is as good as the last, and actually has the ability to make you feel you are there, in the room as Ben is performing these songs.
The sixth song, “Love Could Be” quickly became one of my favourites, it’s more upbeat than the rest, but still encompasses those silky smooth vocals that I enjoyed so much through the entire EP.
The final song, “Start Over” puts a big emphasis on the vocals, with very little background music. To me, this shows that Ben is truly an amazing vocalist. It’s not often that an artist can pull off such amazing vocals, and in this case, it’s all the listener is focused on. Personally, I would enjoy more songs like this.
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