Benedict Clark latest single, “Fear Of Lonely” is a concise narrative about loneliness and isolation. The song is relatively simple. It is doesn't try to be anything more than it is, and what it is an uplifting and gentle analyzation of moving forward. Life is a production of emotions. Reality cannot exist without happiness and sadness. It is why people act as they do. People are a product of their environment. For Benedict, his environment recently changed. In 2017 his relationship of 3 years ended, and he parted ways with his band and manager. He left London and fled to Stockholm, Sweden. His exile was a coming to terms with a new life. “Fear Of Lonely” is a return to form, a new form. Through lyrics, Benedict paints this form as calm, but not yet completely stable. Everything around him is new. “Fear Of Lonely” is beautiful because it strips the listeners of the distractions of reality, and forces them to examine there own life. Benedict circumstances are very relevant to many millennials, and those who are, “just trying to figure it out.” “Fear Of lonely” isn’t a permanent solution, but rather a peaceful examination of the past while living in the present. When listened I took a step back and looked at my life The similarities between my journey and Benedict became real and even emotional. That's the beauty of music; the ability to connect someone when all have is a two minute and fifty-four-second song.
Benedict said: “It's about shaking hands with the loneliness that comes after losing someone in your life. My favourite lyric is 'I've got this fear of lonely, and I blame it on you' because it encapsulates exactly how I felt in that moment of isolation, in a brand new city with barely anyone around.”
"Growing up in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, Benedict Cork quickly made the move to London at aged 18 to kick-start his music career. After cutting his teeth in piano bars, it wasn’t long before he turned to songwriting. He honed his craft both in and out of bands, spending long days in the studio and nights playing in saloon bars.
Now living in London, Benedict has amassed a track record of collaborations, working with the likes of Adam Lambert, MNEK (Beyonce/Madonna), GRADES (Nao/Sinead Harnett), Lucas Nord(Tove Lo), Iain James (Emeli Sande/Anne Marie), Sandro Cavazza (Avicci/Lost Frequencies), Adam Argyle (Dua Lipa/Ella Eyre), Martin Sjølie (Sigrid), Toby Gad (John Legend/Kelly Clarkson) and Josh Record (Ella Henderson), in addition to supporting MØ and AlunaGeorge on tour across the UK."
Written by Gregory Gagliardi
Edited by Hannah Schneider