It’s a collaborative album, produced by Squeak E Clean, featuring a whole new album of never-before-heard songs I have written, performed by artists such as Zooey Deschanel, Ben Folds, Azure Ray, Sean Lennon, Luke Steele, Angie Hart, Neil Finn and others.
The MIXTAPE recordings are available on a “donate what you want” basis, beginning at $1, with all proceeds going to the Q’ero Project, which supports the basic needs and development of the Q’ero people of Peru.
In more exciting news, today marks the announcement of the impending release of my next solo album, and first album for Warner Bros. Records, “Love is The Great Rebellion” out later this year. The first track to be released off that album will be “Big Love”, as a Record Store Day single, out on April 18.
So lots of music coming out this year, starting today! Lots of fun shows starting to get planned as well. Many new adventures.
Thank you for your continued interest and support, and I hope you enjoy the new tunes.
Writing to announce a few shows I have coming up in the next couple of weeks in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart. I’ll be at the Basement in Sydney on 6/28, Howler in Melbourne on 7/2, and I’ll be performing as well as conducting a workshop at the Festival of Voices in Hobart on 7/5. I hope to see you at the shows!
I’ve almost finished making a new album called “Love Is The Greatest Rebellion” that will be out later in the year.
It felt like the right time to let you guys in on some of the new songs as a bit of a preview to the new album.
For those of you for whom my forays into the impressionistic psychedelia of my last album “Ayahuasca: Welcome To The Work” was a little hard to grasp—you may be pleased to know that this new album is full of (gasp) pop songs!
Anyway, I’ve put a little trio together of Dave Rogers on guitar and Sophie Koh on keys, and we’re all getting excited for these gigs. Come along and hear some brand new tunes, some old tunes, and absolutely no versions of anything on the frozen soundtrack (parents of little kids will understand).
Ben Lee launches his newest album “Ayahuasca” with a meditative experience/sonic journey into this musical prayer cycle.
More of a “consciousness event” than a traditional rock concert, Ben will take the audience through a performance of the entire “Ayahuausca” album – with maybe a few pop songs at the end for “dessert.” Please bring a cushion and an open mind/heart.
Ayahuasca: Welcome to the Work is Ben Lee’s ninth solo album, and perhaps his most controversial to date, focusing on his experiences with the South American psychoactive brew. We discuss this odd moment in Ben Lee’s career, in which he has released his least commercially-minded record to date, while being drafted in as a mentor for the top rating television series The Voice, as well as looking back over his varied and storied career. Read more..