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‘Newcomer Of The Year’ Ben Selleck Releases New Single “Mayday Call”

Ben Selleck Mayday Call

Ben Selleck is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Essex. Vocally inspired by the soul legends of yesterday, Al Green and Marvin Gaye, and lyrically inspired by the likes of The Eagles, James Taylor, and Brothers Osborne, Ben has always had a love of music and lockdown has rekindled his love of songwriting, specifically within the country music scene.

The country genre has always been close to my heart, and the UK scene, particularly during this pandemic, has inspired me creatively like never before. It led me to write an album worth of simple songs that tell stories about my life in ways I could never have portrayed as a younger man.”

 The inspiration behind the brand new single “Mayday Call‘ came from someone taking their partner for granted – picking up the phone and wondering whether it really is all over this time. Instrumentally, the single represents a “rockier side to my sound and is one of my favourites to play live.”


From its acoustic creation to its rewrites with the super talented Tara Henton, and to the addition of guitar solos, it’s given me surprises every step of the way.”

 

My absolute favourite part is the guitar solo. Not only does my producer & guitarist (Adam Wright) really pull out the stops for a wonderful melodic solo, but I love the unconventional bass line too (played by Paul Beddow).