Ben released his debut solo single ‘If I Don’t Lie Down’ that came out Friday Dec 15. It debuted on the AMRAP regional charts at charts at #7 jumping to #4 the next week, had a feature profile on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association Website, and has received rave reviews from music magazines and blogs around the world including the US, UK, France, Mexico, Ghana and Serbia with people streaming in over 50 countries.
‘’If I Don’t Lie Down’ encapsulates Ben’s unique and heartfelt compositions blending of folk and pop melodies, introspective storytelling, and passionate vocals.’
‘‘If I Don’t Lie Down’ is more than just a song; it’s a journey through the highs and lows of pursuing one’s dreams. It’s a foot-stomping anthem that combines the rawness of folk with the energy of indie music, making it a must-listen for fans of the genre and a fantastic introduction to Ben Drysdale’s solo work.’
'Soundwise, Ben Drysdale combines his outstanding singer-songwriter abilities with some of the finest properties borrowed from many music genres. Perhaps indie folk comes to mind first, but you’ll notice how the elements of folk rock, acoustic rock, alt-folk, pop rock, and others found their way into this ear-appealing sonic equation..'
'The new single doubles up as his first solo single, which honestly is baffling as this sounds like it is a single from a chart-topping band.
An utterly flawless debut solo single from an artist who is on course to be a household name.'
‘In “If I Don’t Lie Down”, everything is perfectly mastered, from the writing to the production. Luscious vocal harmonies, simple but impactful writing, and a melody that gets into your brain in less than 20 seconds. You'll sing along from the second chorus, guaranteed!’