BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE

11 JUL. NOS Stage.

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BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE

11 JUL. NOS Stage.

Benjamin Clementine is confirmed to perform on the NOS Stage on July 11th of NOS Alive’24.

Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine brings his latest album, And I Have Been in his luggage. His work explores the rich tapestry of life, tackling themes such as love, loss, marriage, children and depression, while reflecting on the change in self-awareness over time. The album was entirely written, performed and produced by Clementine, who described the process as a balance between impeccable precision and the need for human imperfections.

Benjamin says:“And I Have Been was conceived during Covid. Like everyone, I too have been confronted with many lessons, complications and epiphanies related to sharing my path with someone special. ‘Part One’ is just setting the scene, it’s the tip of the iceberg that prepares the ground for ‘Part Two’, which explores more in depth.”

And I Have Been demonstrates Clementine’s experimental and avant-garde approach, combining style, elegance and poetry. The musician, who also made his acting debut in the movie ‘Dune’, seeks perfection in a delicate balance between his influences and the human touch, providing listeners with a unique and reflective musical experience.

The album was released alongside their lead single ‘Genesis’. The higher register of Benjamin’s voice explores nuances of cultural identity, while a drunken rhythm, with a feeling of nausea, complements lyrics that talk about traveling nomadically with no destination in mind.

He adds: “‘Genesis’ is a song about the constant denial of my roots. But as always, no matter what we do in the new world, our old world is buried in our subconscious. I found myself in a love-hate relationship with my roots. I’m trapped in freedom.”

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