A few weeks back I interviewed Bentley Jones about his career so far as well as his upcoming album “The Rebellion”. And now that time has come. When I first saw the video for the lead track, also called “The Rebellion” I was amazed at the production quality of both the song and the video. And now that I’ve heard the album in full, I am not just amazed but astounded. This is truly a solid album from start to finish. I must admit, I am not much of a fan of Electronic music but this absolutely validates the genre in my eyes (or ears if you prefer).
I think that is a testament as to how solid the songs are and how they can each stand on their own. At first I thought that this was true because I had interviewed him myself and gotten to know and respect him as a musician and as a person but I don’t think that really swayed my decision to consider this as one of my top ten albums of 2015. I think that it is mainly because each song feels like it is painstakingly crafted and created out of pure love for music and music can drive our innermost passions and desires.
Let this album be an inspiration to us all to strive to be the best we can be because, when all is said and done, rebellions always lead to revolution.
“The Rebellion” comes out tomorrow! You can get the details HERE.
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About Bentley Jones:
Bentley Jones is a seasoned pop star with a wealth of experience under his belt. Having achieved 14 million Youtube hits and 2 million sales it’s safe to say Bentley is here to stay. The pulsating beats and driving choruses of ‘The Rebellion’ are set to propel him to prominence in the UK
Inspired by both the spiritual and the physical, Bentley has been crafting infectious pop songs from tender age. He achieved fame and fortune in Japan by becoming the first foreign writer and producer to sign to the country’s biggest music group.
Others may be familiar with one of his remix monikers. As his most popular pseudonym PHUNKSTAR he has produced chart topping remixes for the likes of Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, will.i.am, Madonna, Sia and many more.
Not content with his previous conquests, Bentley has decided to finally record and release an album for his home country following demand to repeat his international success here in the UK. ‘The Rebellion’ is a slick, cohesive release with a statement of intent. Featuring a lead single of the same name, the whole album showcases a mature, confident songwriter who knows what he wants and will break down walls to get it.
The lyrical content of the album is also something new for Bentley. “It was essential to be as painfully honest as possible with my writing on this record,” he explains. “I’ve really tried to push my creative boundaries, pour as much of myself into these songs as possible. At times I was out of my comfort zone, but that’s where I feel artists can grow the most. The truth is ugly sometimes – but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said.”.
Bentley has taken a unique approach to his music career, strutting around the outskirts of mainstream commercialism in an effort to maintain full creative control over his work. With his latest album being released on his own label and his latest video being self-produced and directed it seems he’ll be maintaining this method. It’s this vigilante, tenacious resilience to conformity that birthed the concept for “The Rebellion” and Bentley has boldly voiced his frustrations of the music industry on the album’s title track and lead single which is available now.
Last month Bentley released the preliminary EP “The Prequel” to introduce UK listeners to his work in anticipation of his latest album. His music quickly gained overwhelming online support as well as local press and radio play creating an air of intense anticipation over “The Rebellion” and what is fast being recognised as the most renowned and opulent album of Ben’s entire career.
“The Rebellion” (album) will be released internationally TOMORROW (November 6th)!