By: Jenna Melanson
Album – Windows Wide Open
Release Date – October 30, 2015
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/windows-wide-open/id1048028453
Genre – Alt Folk
Toronto, ON based singer-songwriter Benjamin Hermann released his new album, “Windows Wide Open” on October 30 via Roaring Girl Records and Fontana North.
The album is made up of eleven tracks, and features some great artists, such as Miranda Mulholland, Melissa Bandura and David Shelly. Of the eleven songs on the album, there are a few that stood out to me immediately. “The Way You Cried” was the first stand out on the album, which is actually the second track. The musicianship on this song was what pulled me in. I will admit that I listened to this song over and over before moving on to the rest of the album.
The other standout tracks for me were “Calling Me” and “Halfway Up The Stairs”. Each of these songs succeeded to making me want to hear more from Benjamin, as well as had me singing along.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.