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Ben Avison gives Carry You single away in tough times

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Ben Avison releases Carry You, the third video single from his Lovers Leap album, for free on his birthday, Thursday 16th April.

The track will be available for free download via Bandcamp, SoundCloud and to stream from all the usual providers.

The video single is out on YouTube:

The release of Carry You coincides with Ben’s livestreamed gig at Folk Weekend Oxford, via the festival’s Facebook page at 6PM on Friday 17th April.

The spirit of generosity reflects the theme of the song, which offers a message of support at a time when we need it most. “It is about how we may all at times be supported, and at other times need that support,” says co-writer Martin Beek.

The positive lyrical message is supported by a memorable melodic hook and bright guitar sounds.

“We were planning on launching our Lovers Leap album nationally at this time, following a really successful local CD launch gig – but then the world changed overnight and it didn’t feel like the right time to be promoting an album.” says Ben.

“So instead we’ve decided to relaunch the album later in the year – and in the meantime, we have this great single and video for you all to share. Happy birthday from me!”

The video, produced by CWPhotographics (Christopher Werrett), was filmed on a fresh New Year’s Day at the beautiful Malham Tarn in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, where Ben grew up.

“That’s where I’d like to be on my birthday – in the great outdoors, close to family – but the next best thing is to stay at home and check out new music.”

More live dates and national album launch to be announced soon.

Carry You was produced in Oxford by Robin Christensen-Marriott of Catgod in his lakeside Shed Studios, with guest vocals from Steph Pirrie, drums and percussion by Tobias Sturmer, lyrical input from Martin Beek and video production by (CWPhotographics).

Ben Avison is a member of The Moonbeam Collective in his native Yorkshire Dales, contributing to their acclaimed albums, Sparrowhawk’s Eye, Watching Wildlife and This Land, and a film Streams of Wonder. He was also a member of “Bhundu Boy” Rise Kagona’s Jit Jive Band, and Stornoway offshoot Count Drachma. Twitter: @benavison

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