Ben Foskett announces second album "Heart Pump" released 8th July 2022 via Crushed To Dust

Watch The Video For Lead Single ‘Fly Superman Fly’ Released 15th April 2022

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France-based composer, arranger and songwriter BEN FOSKETT is delighted to announce that his second album, HEART PUMP, will be released on 8th July 2022 via Crushed To Dust.


To celebrate the news, Foskett has released a video for lead single ‘Fly Superman Fly’ which is released on 15th April 2022 on all good digital service providers.


Commenting on the track, Foskett says: “‘Fly Superman Fly’ in some ways talks about our handing over of control or responsibility to some kind of saviour, which is something we all do willingly in society every day. In times where it just doesn’t seem like there are those kinds of figures around—if ever they existed—what do you do? It’s about that desire to take back control of something that isn’t working and rely on oneself to make things work. This song is balanced on the cusp of that action, the energy that drives us to change.”


Of the abstract, conceptual video for the track, director Delphine Ciavaldini says:“I wanted to work with an image that at first seemed elaborate and sophisticated and in sync with the delirium of the song, but afterwards we realise the banality and simple nature of the images used. In the same vein I wanted to highlight the clash between the fantastical and the ordinary; Superman in a laundry—a place as ordinary as any.”


Previously celebrated for his atonal, avant-garde classical composition and arrangement work with notable names including Travis, The Divine Comedy and Keaton Henson, his 2021 debut solo album Songs of Searching was the first body of original songwriting from Foskett—a brave move away from his usual instrumental work, adding distinct vocals and drawing influence from the likes of Nick Cave and Tom Waits.


Forthcoming new album HEART PUMP is the follow up to Songs of Searching, and was recorded and produced between Paris and London by Foskett, and also features renowned guitarist/producer Leo Abrahams (​​Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, Jarvis Cocker, Regina Spektor, Jon Hopkins, Paul Simon).


Another marked departure from his previous output, HEART PUMP sees Foskett shifting shapes again, this time recording with a trio of musicians, with drummer Nicolas Charlier, bassist Quentin Rochas, and Leo Abrahams on guitar bolstering Foskett’s own exceptional songwriting and compositional skills with their individual musical prowess.


The results speak for themselves on a full-bodied, experimental, intellectual and thrilling listen that runs the gamut of emotions and draws even more heavily on Foskett’s eclectic mix of influences from jazz artists John Zorn, Dave Douglas and Tom Arthurs, to the sprawling inspirations ranging from the aforementioned Keaton Henson and Nick Cave, through to Rage Against the Machine, Pixies and Big Thief’s Buck Meek’s solo material.


Further details of the new album will be revealed over the coming weeks.


Second album HEART PUMP is released 8th July 2022 via Crushed To Dust

BEN FOSKETT online:

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https://benfoskett.bandcamp.com/

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Born in Rinteln, Germany, Foskett studied his craft at the Royal College of Music with a masters degree from the Royal Academy of Music. His composition work has gained plaudits and awards from the RVW Trust and the Leverhulme Composition Fellowship.


A composer, songwriter and arranger working across many different genres from classical concert music to ballet, dance, theatre, pop, film and TV, Foskett has worked with musicians, ensembles and companies such as the London Sinfonietta, BBC Proms, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, and on films and TV series such as A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon and Poirot. His music has previously been released by NMC recordings.


Future composing projects include an opera with writer Laure Salama based on the life of Olympe de Gouges, an 18th century French playwright and political activist writing on women's rights and abolitionism, who was eventually executed by guillotine during the Reign of Terror.