There are about 14.000 km distance between Australia and Germany and I don´t know the reason why Ben Yates came to Berlin in the first place. But he is still in town and I guess he really likes it here.
This huge and interesting city might be a great inspiration for Yates’ soulful pop tunes. After two previous tracks, the single “Virtue” is the newest one. It starts with a simple guitar chord and an electronic beat, but then comes the real highlight of the song – Ben’s slighty melancholic and warm voice.
It reminds me of Antony and the Johnsons, and when you know that Tracy Chapman and Erykah Badu are his influences, then you can imagine how emotional and full of love his music is.
Currently, Yates’ is working on new material right and I hope we will find out more both about him and his music project soon.