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Today, BC songwriter and newest artist on Dallas Green’s Still Records, Ben Rogers is sharing another new single from his upcoming LP. Exclaim! calls “A Changed Man” a “melancholic Americana-tinged ballad that was inspired by the dark experiences of others.” Rogers comments he “loosely based it on a true story. But, the more I wrote, the more I realized that it is based on many true stories. Far too many. Domestic violence is endemic and I dedicate it to the victims and survivors of abuse.”
“A Changed Man” is the first song Rogers wrote for his upcoming album, which was produced by Green. “It opened up a different aspect of my voice that I hadn’t previously been in touch with,” says Rogers. “In a way it felt like the first time I’d ever actually sang in my life. It was the beginning of my rebirth as a songwriter and performer.”
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With a pair of acclaimed solo albums to his name – 2015’s The Bloodred Yonder and 2013’s Lost Stories: Volume One – Ben Rogers has been turning heads with compelling songs and captivating performances for a while now. On his previous records, listeners were gravitating towards his fresh take on country-tinged folk and Americana, Rogers found himself drifting away from it. Last month Rogers gave us a taste of the new direction he’s headed with, “Steady Going Nowhere”, a song about "the streets and alleys of East Vancouver and it's dedicated to the people who call those streets and alleys home,” says Rogers.
The sound – still rooted in folk and Americana, though now with an earnest new attitude permeates throughout – is a raw, hazy, rock-inspired swagger that channels the likes of possessed masterminds from Nick Cave to Otis Redding to Marc Bolan of T.Rex. Put simply, it is enveloping and the authenticity is palpable.
Keep your ear to the ground for more details on Roger’s upcoming LP and future tour dates.
ABOUT STILL RECORDS
Still Records is a record label established in September 2018 by multi-Platinum acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green. An imprint of award-winning independent label Dine Alone Records, which was started to put out City and Colour’s debut album Sometimes. Still Records is a place where Green will curate a collection of projects that he thinks deserve to be heard and enjoyed.