NEW TRACK “FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR” OUT TODAY, LISTEN HERE
DEBUT ALBUM THE WORLD BETWEEN MY EARS DUE SEPTEMBER 22, Pre-Order/Save Here
OFFERED BONNAROO PERFORMANCE ON JUNE 17 FOLLOWING SOLO SHOWCASE AT LIVE NATION
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, singer-songwriter Ben Goldsmith debuted a new track, “Flowers In Your Hair,” and announced his signing to Sony Music Nashville, UTA and Universal Music Publishing Group Nashville. Goldsmith, then 16 and with no social media following, was offered a deal on the spot after performing for Sony Music Nashville executives. In his agreement with Universal Music Publishing Nashville, Goldsmith was signed to an exclusive, global publishing deal.
Additionally, after a solo showcase at Live Nation in Nashville this year, Goldsmith was offered a slot at Bonnaroo on Saturday, June 17. This performance will take place just 7 days after he graduates from high school.
“Flowers In Your Hair” will be part of Goldsmith’s 15-track, debut album The World Between My Ears releasing September 22. The project is a result of the singer traveling back and forth to Nashville during the covid years to write songs, create his own sound, and woodshed in the studio with Brad Jones (Hayes Carll, Chuck Prophet, Ron Sexsmith), who he co-produced the project with. The result is a broad, melody driven and soulful musical palette. Pre-order/save The World Between My Ears HERE.
In the new track out today, the genre-bending artist and Long Island, NY native refers to Nashville, his new home, as “the skyline of my dreams.” “Flowers In Your Hair” displays the singer’s powerful and emotionally resonant voice and lush, fully realized melodies. In the song, Goldsmith also nods at one of his favorite artists, Maggie Rogers, in the opening line “Sitting in my bedroom / Maggie on repeat.” Like Rogers and so many of Goldsmith’s other favorites (Sam Fender, Olivia Rodrigo, Steve Lacy, Zach Bryan), his multidimensional artistry transcends format and genre.
Goldsmith’s musical journey started at four years old (where his violin teacher discovered he had perfect pitch) and has included jazz guitar studies at The Manhattan School of Music and Mannes College of Music in NY. Ben recorded an EP of original music at 11 years old and played all of the instruments. He developed a commanding onstage presence performing live in School of Rock programs, local community events, fairs and clubs by the time he was 12 years old. At 13 he perfected his guitar skills with Tomo Fujita, whose teaching résumé includes Berklee College of Music and John Mayer.
Earlier this year, Goldsmith debuted several new tracks including “Wolves” and “It’ll All Be Alright.” He is managed by Mike Crowley.
With a natural yet extraordinary gift for singing and songwriting and a passion for performing, Ben is blazing his own Converse-paved trail. For more information on Goldsmith, visit BenGoldsmith.net, and to watch past live performances, visit his YouTube.