Benjamin Jones Tugs On Our Heartstrings With His New Single ‘Separation’ [Premiere]

Benjamin Jones, based out of Los Angeles, sonically breaks our souls with his new single “Separation.” The former touring guitarist of Youth Lagoon just recently signed with LA label Plastic Jurassic, making this his second official release. A song about love and loss, “Separation” embodies Jones’ ability to emulate a vocal timbre comparable to Sufjan Stevens and pairs it with a heartbreakingly beautiful compilation of electric guitars and a subtle but propulsive rhythm.

“Separation” begins with an introduction that cultivates the feeling of slow dancing in a quiet, low-lit room with a loved one. Contemplating his loyalty to love, Jones quickly shifts gears with an accelerating guitar that drives forward his conflicting journey of ambivalence within a relationship. By the end of the song, he finds acceptance and resolution, singing, “in harmony I will always want separation.” The instrumentation brings a beautifully executed ambience to the track that could not be any more appropriate. Completely transcendent, well-crafted and honestly a little hard to articulate into words, “Separation” does an outstanding job at emotionally captivating us.

Look out for Jones’ limited 7” featuring “Separation” coming later this month from Plastic Jurassic and catch him on tour with Generationals!

Tour Dates:

10/16 – Neumos – Seattle, WA

10/17 – Star Theater – Portland, OR

10/19 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA

10/22 – Tooth & Nail Winery – Paso Robles, CA

10/23 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

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