Ben E. Davis – ‘Lonely Without You’ – Essentially Pop
Ben E. Davis is a genre-bending artist who finds himself in the intersection of all things pop, R&B, and EDM, and his aim is to challenge contemporary music that is out on the scene. As far back as his college years, the singer/songwriter has been leaving an impression on pop icons such as Katy Perry, Train, and Ryan Tedder. His music has even been featured in the film, ‘Step Up’, and a Nintendo Switch game, ‘The Seven Chambers’. Ben’s latest single, ‘Lonely Without You’, blends elements of R&B lyrics with a party-pumping EDM mix. He makes his main musical focus the provision of uplifting messages, with positive affirmations that are easy to understand and take on board, while also being fun to listen to.
‘Lonely Without You’ is infectious, yet relatable. Davis wrote it while was still feeling pain and anguish after a break up, as well as the pandemic making him realise how huge an idea true loneliness is. Separated from his family and friends, Davis was fully able to understand the importance of human connection in difficult times. ‘Lonely Without You’ speaks not only about heartbreak, but also the longing for inner peace.
“It’s through experiencing ‘loneliness’ or the pain of hurting others that we can change and become better people. Although it can be tough to experience pain, it’s that process of healing that makes us stronger,” he says.
The music video for ‘Lonely Without You’ takes us on a journey through the lush landscapes of Portugal, as well as the concrete jungle of New York City. Davis pushes the bar on creative production and finds the perfect way to capture the vulnerability of the music through his visuals.
Performing the song against two contrasting backdrops, the quiet of a Buddhist garden, and the hustle and bustle of the city, Davis’ message of finding tranquillity within oneself is highlighted. The artist has found his way to mediation and Tai chi, and this is shown through graceful shots of him practicing at the beach. The song is saturated with melodies that express raw emotion intricately layered over a lively EDM beat, making it the perfect addition to your summer playlist.
Watch the video for ‘Lonely Without You’ below, and check out Ben E. Davis’ official website for more information about the artist and his music.