hmv's Next Big Thing... #13 Benjamin Clementine
Every Wednesday we recommend a brand new artist who we think you're going to love. This week we bring you it's soulful crooner Benjamin Clementine...
Who Is He?
26-year old Benjamin Clementine has been giging for almost a decade now, a self-taught pianist, who is as much a poet as he is singer, clever lines spun out with dark, velvet-laced voice.
Who Does He Sound Like?
The most obvious comparison is Antony Hegarty, he of Antony and the Johnsons fame, with its quivering and richness. There's also plenty of Rufus Wainwright, Nina Simone and Scott Waker in there too.
Why Should I Be Excited?
That voice. Just that voice.
Can I Hear Something?
You most certainly can, his new single 'Nemesis' is below for you.