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

More News

Dry The River announce new album, share lead single

Following on from their terrific debut full-length 'Shallow Bed' back in 2012, Dry The River will return later this year with their sophomore album '... 6 years 10 months ago

Arctic Monkeys share new video for 'Snap Out Of It'

As the sixth single from Arctic Monkeys' hugely successful 'AM' album, 'Snap Out Of It' has now received an official video. The single, which was... 6 years 10 months ago

Jessie Ware premieres new song 'Tough Love'

It has been teased around for the last week or so, but finally UK singer-songwriter Jessie Ware has unveiled her latest single 'Tough Love'.... 6 years 10 months ago

Morrissey unveils new song 'The Bullfighter Dies'

After the frontman revealed the first track, 'Earth Is The Loneliest Planet', from his forthcoming album earlier this month, Morrissey have now... 6 years 10 months ago

Rick Rubin confirms new Kanye West album is coming soon

Super producer and Def Jam founder Rick Rubin will announce that a new Kanye West album is on the way in an exclusive interview with Zane Lowe for... 6 years 10 months ago

James Blake announces collaborations with Kayne West and Bon Iver on new album

After a fantastic twelve months which has seen James Blake pick up a Mercury Prize for his sophomore album 'Overgrown' and more recently winning Best... 6 years 10 months ago

Warp Records to celebrate 25 years with new festival

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of legendary underground record label Warp Records later this year, the imprint has announced a new week-long... 6 years 10 months ago

Odd Future and Danny Brown announced as support for Eminem at Wembley Stadium

As the biggest rap show the UK has ever seen draws nearer, both Odd Future (above) and Danny Brown have now been announced as the support for acts... 6 years 10 months ago

Weezer announce new album 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End'

After the surprise news last week that Weezer had been back working on new material, the geek-rockers have announced more details about their... 6 years 10 months ago