I recently had a chat with Madelaine Stegman of Scenestr about No Wonder The World Is Exhausted.
BEN LEECE IS TOO BUSY YO BE EXHAUSTED by Madelaine Stegman
Ben Leece is releasing his debut album, ‘No Wonder The World Is Exhausted’, this week, and it looks like the promising country/ roots singer isn’t stopping anytime soon with an ongoing tour until January 2019.
Ben has amassed a collection of ten tracks in this album that delve down into the depths of introspection and extrospection.
“This genre, roots music, was born out of oppression. You’ve got the Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan – those were all protest songs. I still try to package it up so it’s not super obvious to someone listening casually, but it’s definitely something that I do.”
Ben aims to use his platform to advocate for the disadvantaged and destitute. The track ‘This Is What You Get’ tackles the tough and often overlooked subject of homelessness in Australia. “Anyone can end up here, anyone up there… I swear to God I once held a light up to the mountain,” he sings.