Benjamin Francis Leftwich announces new album 'To Carry A Whale'

Following on from the release of his highly-praised 2019 LP 'Gratitude', Benjamin Francis Leftwich has now announced his plans for a new studio album, arriving in the coming months.

The new full-length 'To Carry A Whale' is the first by Leftwich written and recorded entirely sober, a state he has maintained since spending 28 days in rehab in January 2018; is being previewed by the new lead single 'Cherry In Tacoma', and is set to be released on the 18th June via Dirty Hit.

Speaking about the new record, he said, “It’s an observation on what it’s like to be a sober alcoholic addict a couple of years in. A whale is heavy to carry. It’s gonna hurt you to carry it. But it’s also beautiful, and it’s a miracle to be able to carry all that at all.”

Listen to 'Cherry In Tacoma' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.

'To Carry A Whale' Tracklist:
Cherry In Tacoma
Oh My God Please
Canary In A Coalmine
Tired In Niagara
Every Time I See A Bird
Wide Eyed Wandering Child
Sydney 2013
Slipping Through My Fingers
Talk To You Now
Full Full Colour

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