Fortitude News: Benjamin Clementine announces UK tour & new single

Benjamin Clementine (via Fortitude Magazine)

Benjamin Clementine (via Fortitude Magazine)

The British-French singer-poet’s new single is titled ‘Cornerstone’.

Benjamin Clementine has announced a five-date tour of the UK for December 2015 in support of his critically acclaimed debut album At Least For NowThe news follows applause for Clementine’s sold-out Southbank performance at this year’s David Byrne curated Meltdown Festival – his fifth sold-out show in the capital for the Edmonton raised artist. Burdened with a mature talent beyond his years, Clementine’s rich, soulful sound is a joy to behold. Drink it in.

Lauded by critics, many are tipping Benjamin Clementine for big things. At 6ft 3 — dressed in his now-trademark overcoat and bare-feet — Clementine has packed a lot into his 26 years: heartbreak, homelessness, reinvention, before reaching cult status in Paris and returning home in unlikely circumstances. A really raw and candid songwriter, Clementine is one to keep your eye on for the remainder of 2015. Clementine’s UK tour dates are as follows:

Dec 1st: Quays Theatre, Manchester
Dec 2nd: The Sage Hall 2, Gateshead
Dec 3rd: St George Church, Brighton
Dec 4th: The Lantern, Bristol
Dec 7th: St John at Hackney Church, London

‘Cornerstone’ is pure melancholy. Fiddling away at is piano, Clementine’s harsh baritone weeps before you. Naked, cold and heartbreaking, ‘Cornerstone’ is taken from Clementine’s debut album At Least For Now, which it out now. You watch the official video for ‘Cornerstone’ below.


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