Ben Walker | Single Review | Just A Boy

Ben Walker sends ripples through the new wave scottish indie music scene with stellar new track, Just A Boy.

The latest release from the aspiring superstar has already surpassed 20,000 streams on Spotify alone. The track takes us on an emotive journey detailing childhood traumas and bullies, and the desire to overcome them as you progress into adulthood. The song’s message is one of importance and provides the underlaying emotional sentiments of a great track. Ben takes care of the rest with catchy lyrics, slick guitar runs, and stunning vocals, the track culminates into nothing short of a musical masterpiece. Since first hearing an early version of the track at Ben’s headline at Slay! I have been keeping a keen eye on it’s release. 

The verses build at the end, leading up to the burst of the chorus, there is a pause in transition to the chorus, which elevates the listening experience and really attracts the listeners attention. The outro of the track is a personal highlight, 

“It’s not this town, it’s not this place, it’s just an everybody place. I don’t want to go, I don’t want to see them all today. It’s in my mind, it’s in my blood, it’s in my head, I guess im stuck. I don’t want to go, I don’t want to see them all today.”

The urgency in the vocals mixed with the epic musical finale makes for a really impressive ending and one that makes you want to restart the song all over again. 

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On the songs message Ben said, “I’ll never forget lying on my kitchen floor crying to my mum about the day I had at school, not just the once either. Maybe it was something I said, or potentially it was needed so I can write songs like this. I’m proud of this one. It feels exposing, then I remember it happens to most folk.”

Ben Walker was recently announced as support for The View on their upcoming tour of Scotland. Ben will be playing shows up and down the country, showcasing the limitless ceiling he has. Ben’s starting to get a solid discography behind himself, which will undoubtably impress on the big stages in the next few months. Super excited for what comes next for the young man from Montrose. 

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