Limited Edition Black Vinyl, run of 200
For Isle of Wight singer-songwriter Ben Stubbs, years of application to his craft come to fruition in this beautifully honed collection of songs. And Light of My Life is bursting with warmth and exuberance.
Since his return to songwriting in 2019, Ben has been faithfully refining this 10 track anthology of reflections on life: "There are several different themes but generally it talks about escaping, missing places I love, coming to terms with my past, getting older and learning to be ok with myself and life”. From the opening track, with the sentiment "Stop the world, I'm getting off", it’s evident that we are listening to a highly lyrical and singular talent. From here we hear breezy Country flavoured tracks like Live and Let Live, stripped back songs dedicated to his partner including title track Light of My Life, and Bluesy cinematic pieces like Raised By Man.
This project has already built an impressive local buzz, and can even be credited to some of his most loyal fans, who supported the album's Kickstarter campaign. The tracks were recorded over two weeks in an Island studio called Empire Sound, alongside some excellent local musicians who're now great friends and band mates with Stubbs. After the whole thing was mixed, and then mastered in London by Tim Debney, it was ready to go. Offering up top notch instrumentation, exquisite vocals and messages straight from the heart, Light of My Life marks a truly impressive debut from Ben Stubbs, and a must listen for all fans of great music.