I usually don’t start a news piece off like this but, damn, Bentley Jones really has his shit together! This guy has not only that but his social media shit together (14 million Youtube views), his business shit together (he’s already been on a major label and everything he does is polished to a fine sheen), and, through all of that and much more, he’s remained both humble and learning! This interview is one of those moments where I really learned something and that something is that your career is only faltering if you let it.
Bentley goes the extra mile in everything he does and then goes the next ten after that. He can also make anything he does look like it was done by the best in the business with minimal budget and maximum sensibility! Just look at his video for “Rebellion” below! I would say that Bentley Jones is going places but he is already there. Now he is making the places for him to go next and he wants us all in for the ride.
“The Rebellion” (album) will be released internationally on 6th November. “The Rebellion” (single) is out now.
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.