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Single Review: Ben Wright Smith's Born Yawning

Melbourne indie folk troubadour Ben Wright Smith is back with a new single called Born Yawning.

This single is a follow up to No One which was a favourite at triple j and received a lot of praise, working its way to number one and two on the AMRAP regional and metro community radio charts respectively.

This single release comes after the news that the talented singer/songwriter will be playing as part of BIGSOUND 2015.

Set for release off Oscar Dawson's new label imprint Ronnie Records, Born Yawning has Wright Smith build on his success and again team up with Dawson from Holy Holy as producer and features Ali Barter on guest vocals, as well as Wright Smith’s full live band, which includes bassist Tyler Millott, guitarist Nick Lam, drummer Josh Barber, and on the 12-string guitar Jesse Guy Williams.

The single kicks off with an infectious melody line and the band in full swing, before pulling back for the start of the verse, where Wright Smith’s vocals take centre stage. The groove is great from the start, and is a real toe tapper to drive the song from the outset. It builds back up nicely to really hit the chorus, with its catchy hook and vibrant melody. The layering of instruments really helps to add depth to the single, especially the 12-string guitar that accompanies the rhythm so that the lead guitar melodies and arpeggio picking have space to fill out the track. It really is a nice upbeat song that has a great summer time vibe.

Just as it seems that this track is content to stick to the same formula, the second chorus has a welcome surprise with a guitar solo dripping in fuzz and distortion, which is a nice change-up before blasting back in to the chorus to finish.

If you’re knocking about for this years BIGSOUND be sure to check out Ben Wright Smith for a great gig.

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