Benjamin Haycock ‘Restlessness’ Track Review

Benjamin Haycock makes a huge entry to the new year with the announcement of his sophomore EP & a show stopping performance live on The Voice (ITV)

Fresh from his show stopping performance on ITV’s ‘The Voice’ Benjamin Haycock makes a stunning addition to his discography with his latest single ‘Restlessness’.

Packed with tight flows, lyrical flair & a voice to be heard, Exmouth based singer songwriter Benjamin Haycock is rapidly becoming one of the best kept secrets of the south-west coastline. Coming in hot with his original brand of folk/rap Haycock stays true to his roots with hard bars & distinct hip-hop/grime influences, yet carries them on a bed of soft vocal harmonies & percussive fingerstyle guitar. His debut EP ‘Times Transgressions’ has been chipping away earning a loyal fanbase as well as earning him a place in the heats for Fender’s Undiscovered Artist of The Year. Saturday night saw the debut televised appearance for the Devon dwelling prodigy, and erupted into a frenzy online following a four judge turn around with press & supporters taking to the internet to express their admiration for the songwriters latest body of work. 

‘Thank you so much for all of your beautifully kind words! They truly mean the world to me. I will do my absolute best to try and get around to all of them in time.

I never thought that it would get the kind of response it has!

Much love ’ – Benjamin Haycock 9th January 2021

The first release from EP number two, scheduled for release in the coming weeks brings to light a noted maturity to the song’s lyrical narrative, touching on its writers most intimate thoughts and personal grief – bearing his soul and his heart on his sleeve. Restlessness is the kind of track that strikes a chord with everyone it touches, with its vocal tones so deep they’re almost tangible and a warm familiarity to its delivery that fills the song at its core. Recorded in Birmingham once again with producer Dan Willett Audio ‘Restlessness’ sets the bar high for the remainder of the record to follow. Anyone that’s long time familiar of this artist’s work will be aware of the astounding versatility behind his vocal range, and anyone that witnessed this for the first time on Saturday night’s show will certainly be here to stay. The song’s visual aid follows a running theme with the rest of Haycock’s video requirements, and takes full advantage of the natural beauty of his surroundings and forms an excellent canvas for the songs introductory presentation. 

Haycock’s television debut couldn’t have come at a better moment, with talk of his second EP now at the forefront of attention. With the weather still cold and new music more necessary than ever, fans old and new are sure to spend the next few days on the edge of their seats while they wait in anticipation for what could be one of the most impressive releases of the year so far.

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