Ben Harper and Relentless7
White Lies for Dark Times
Ben Harper’s musical career has been filled with much praise and prestige. Whether it be his certified gold solo album Fight for Your Mind or his groundbreaking Live From Mars with the Innocent Criminals, Harper has enjoyed the luxury of much-deserved critical acclaim. His new album, White Lies For Dark Times, with Texas-based backing band Relentless7 should be received with similar enthusiasm to prior efforts. “Number with No Name” kicks the album off with a danceable bluesy swagger led by crafty guitar work and Harper’s soulful singing. “Up To You Now” is a personal favorite due to the combination of steady, mid-tempo rock â€˜n’ roll with Harper’s tender vocals and intelligent lyrics regarding war and struggle. Ironically enough, White Lies For Dark Times is a predominantly upbeat album but with somber subject matters.
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