Following the release of his 2011 acclaimed debut album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, a record which has gone on to sell over 100,000 copies worldwide and had over 150 million global Spotify plays, Leftwich’s life was thrown into an unexpected path when he went through one of the hardest things in life, the loss of a parent and his number one source of inspiration, his father.
Coming at the peak of Ben’s success and stuck between tours and caring for his father, Ben invited producers to his hometown in an attempt to work on new material, to muted results. “I just knew that I needed to not do this for a while,” he admits of his mental state following his father’s passing. “For me, I just needed to live outside of music.”
Now, 5 years after the release of his debut album, Leftwich returned earlier this year with the news of the Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Money) produced new album. Written during those months which saw him at his lowest, the record is a creation that exists between light and dark; one that is delicate yet grand, melancholic yet optimistic, whilst remaining utterly timeless.
Yorkshire singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich has today announced a new UK and European headline tour.Taking in 28 dates throughout September and October, including a show at the iconic Islington Assembly Hall in London, the tour will follow the release of his highly anticipated second album After The Rain - due out on 19th August through Dirty Hit. In the lead up to Benjamin’s Francis Leftwich new album, ‘After The Rain’, he will release a track a week acrossall streaming platforms. Accompanying each track will be a bespoke illustration