BEN MORRISON RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I HOPE YOU’RE NOT SORRY”
“Singer/songwriter Ben Morrison delivers a touching song of lost love in “I Hope You’re Not Sorry,” diving into the depths of humanness and heartbreak.”
LISTEN TO “I HOPE YOU’RE NOT SORRY”
Ben Morrison (of The Brothers Comatose), debuted his solo project earlier this year. Today, Morrison is releasing his third single “I Hope You’re Not Sorry”.
From Ben – “I Hope You’re Not Sorry” story:
This is a love song…sort of. It’s a story of lost love…or rather, lost stalker love. The story goes like this – I used to have a stalker. It started off as an endearing situation, where this woman would show up to every one of my shows (near and far) and support everything I did. It was really flattering at first. And then things started getting weird when she would drive by my house all the time and started sending me weird and forward innuendos and messages. It quickly went from flattering to creepy. That is, until one day she stopped showing up to my shows. I’ve had love and lost love in the past but nothing quite prepared me for losing a stalker. There’s no feeling quite like someone completely adoring everything you do and then one day decides they don’t any longer. It made me start to question everything I was doing. “Do my songs suck now? Did I lose my edge? Have I reached my peak” I thought to myself, constantly.
These thoughts all bubbled in my head until one day, I was touring on the other side of the world and hanging out and drinking beers with a musician at one of the festivals we were playing. We got along well and he suggested we become Facebook friends. I agreed and told him to type into his phone, Ben Morrison. As he did so, he looked up and said “we have a mutual friend.” That mutual friend was my ex-stalker and his new stalker. She had moved on, and even though it was a sad realization it felt good to know what had happened and to find an end to my story.”
Ben Morrison Tour Dates:
May 10 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
May 11 – Auburn, CA @ Keep Smilin’s “foothill Fillmore West” at Auburn Odd Fellows Lodge
May 12 – Morro Bay, CA @ The Siren
May 22 – Coos Bay, OR @ 7 Devils Brewing Co.
May 23 – Eugene, OR @ Sam Bond’s Garage
May 24 – Olympia, WA @ Octapas Cafe
May 25 – Port Angeles, WA @ Juan de Fuca Festival
July 20 – Petaluma, CA @ Rivertown Revival
July 28 – Kemmerer, WY @ Oyster Ridge Festival
*all up to date news and tour info at benmorrisonmusic.com
About Ben Morrison:
The Brothers Comatose, a familiar name in the roots and americana landscape, have been hitting it hard for the past 10 years, and now with some lineup changes the band is taking what they call a “palette cleanser”.
“We all needed to pursue our own things for a bit. Mine is to take that time and make as much music as I can and try some sonic exploration – something totally different than the thing I’ve been used to for the last 10 years in BroCo. So…I just booked some studio time and sat my ass down to write a bunch of songs. This change in the band has brought up all sorts of feelings in me and the only way for me to process all that stuff is to write.” says Morrison.
The music will be recorded analog style to 2″ tape at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco.
The choice to go analog was an easy one to Ben Morrison “When you’re recording to tape, you don’t have those fine tuning details. You just have to play and sing your asses off in the studio. Sometimes you make mistakes but some mistakes can be cool. It adds humanness to a record and I love that. Perfection is sterile and crappy.”
“My vision for this project is to explore the fringes of the music I’ve been writing that I wasn’t able to explore fully with a string band. I’ve been working on lots of songs with different grooves – slow groovy crooner tunes and some uptempo rockers.
I kept asking myself why am I doing this thing? It’s kind of like my Rumspringa. Like the Amish do with their youth, letting them out into the world to experience all the different non-Amish facets of life. That’s what I’m doing right now.”
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