#132 – Ben Wilkins – Through to You

You’d never think a young singer/songwriter could make such a classic-sounding album.  Ben Wilkins hails from Canada and has just released his self-titled debut album, a combination of his melodic piano work and  soaring tenor, augmented by strings, horns and lush background vocals – all adding up to a record that sounds like it could’ve come out in 1973.  Wilkins has a knack for writing hook-laden songs that integrate vibrant pop with soulful R&B with a sprinkling of jazz.  Icon Fetch talks to the up and coming talent about the circumstances that led to having literally unlimited recording time in a top-notch studio, where his influences come from, and the making of the clever video for his song “Through To You.”