Discovery: Ben Strawn

Ben Strawn is an American folk singer-songwriter, with Slow Living being his latest pretty tune to be released.

By Jane Howkins

Slow Living is quite a subtle song in terms of instrumentation, but this only serves to make the song sound more beautiful overall. It’s a folk track in the modern style, with most of the music coming from an acoustic guitar and piano, played alongside Ben’s soft vocal style. A violin emerges later on in the track, adding a further beauty to it, evoking nostalgic memories in the mind. The main melody of the track is also very beautiful, and the topic of the song feels oddly relevant this year, despite the track actually being written before the Coronavirus Pandemic. Check Ben’s music out below and see what you think!