Ben McKelvey’s latest folk-rock track, ‘Wild Child’ has just hit the airwaves. The accompanying video sees the multi-instrumentalist flex his musical muscles as he gives viewers a taste of his many skills.
Ben has plenty of stage time under his belt, Having supported the likes of Wet Wet Wet , The Overtones, and Mike & The Mechanics. A short illness rendered the young musician bed-ridden, and it was then that he began to focus on songwriting. He originally had no intention of ever playing live, but since his first live performance, he never looked back.
The video, produced by Jake Robbins (Natives) is an uplifting track, centred around the highs and lows of life as a musician. Ben gives some insight: “‘Wild Child’ was the last song I recorded for the album. It instantly became my favourite on the record and probably is my favourite I’ve ever written. There’s a lot of emotion in this song and it’s the most personal I’ve ever written. A song based on true events about how being a musician is something you can’t choose to let go when it’s in your blood and how it can destroy personal relationships. A tough song to write but very therapeutic. It was written at a low point in my life but when we get to play it live, it’s just incredible. I guess it’s dedicated to the musicians out there giving it their all.”
Watch BEN McKELVEY ‘Wild Child’ here.
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