SINGER-SONGWRITER BEN KUNDER SHARES NEW SONG, FIGHT FOR TIME, EXCLUSIVELY VIA CANADIAN BEATS
SOPHOMORE ALBUM BETTER HUMAN DUE OUT JUNE 29, 2018 WITH COMINO MUSIC
- TORONTO CELEBRATION AT THE MONARCH TAVERN ON JUNE 27th -
- MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON -
"Ben’s vocals on this track (Fight For Time) are absolute perfection." - Canadian Beats
"Ben Kunder's voice sounds like filtered sunbeams..." - AltCountry.NL
"Soulful country-pop with a voice to die for..." - AmericanaUK
"The kind of mellow sincerity in his voice to take it beyond generic country-pop…" - Toronto Star
TORONTO, ON - MAY 3, 2018 - Ben Kunder is the kind of guy you pray sits next to you on a long-haul flight. Affable, erudite, and full of riveting tales about the ordinary and the extraordinary — and the intersection where they converge — Kunder is a storyteller of the highest order. TODAY, the Toronto singer-songwriter shares his brand new song Fight For Time via Canadian Beats - the first single from his sophomore album, Better Human, due out June 29 on Comino Music. He’ll celebrate the release at the Monarch Tavern in Toronto on June 27. Details can be found below with more dates to be announced soon at www.benkunder.com. Album will be available for pre-order tomorrow at https://benkunder.lnk.to/betterhuman.
- LISTEN AND SHARE FIGHT FOR TIME HERE -
Better Human is a dazzling new album and confident follow-up to 2015’s internationally acclaimed Golden. Compelling themes like the birth of a child (Night Sky), the struggle for life balance (Fight For Time), the workday reality propping up our outward façade (Hard Line) are all fearlessly explored on the 9 song-collection, with vocal assists from luminaries Oh Susanna, Jim Guthrie, Paper Bird/Bahamas singer Carleigh Aikins plus Sarah MacDougall and Maia Davies, who, respectively, co-wrote Better Days and Fight For Time, the album’s meditative lead single.
“The song, Fight For Time, is literally about the struggle to find time for all of the things important in my life,” shares Kunder. “ Maia Davies and I got together in the studio and she just started asking me questions about my day, about my kids, work as a carpenter, where I find time to work on my music and space to breathe. The words ‘I always gotta fight for time, time to be alone, time to be loved’ came out of my mouth and we went from there. Life is so busy and finding the time to put the energy you want to in all of the things that are important can sometimes seem impossible, and maybe it is. But love, love is all."
Kunder teamed up with engineer/producer Aaron Goldstein at Baldwin Street Sound last fall, welcoming a host of esteemed players — bassist Anna Ruddick (Randy Bachman, Bry Webb, Ben Caplan), Arkells drummer Tim Oxford and keyboardist Anthony Carone, violinist Drew Jurecka, Wintersleep drummer Loel Campbell, among others — while crafting the superb album that will now dominate the balance of Kunder’s 2018 via tour dates across Canada, Europe, and beyond.
BETTER HUMAN TRACKLISTING
Fight For Time
I Will Be Your Arms
*album cover art - download
TORONTO ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th
WHERE: MONARCH TAVERN (12 Clinton St)
DOORS: 8PM | SHOW: 9PM
TICKETS: $12 EARLY BIRD |$15 ADVANCE |$20 DOOR
*TICKETS ON SALE SOON AT WWW.BENKUNDER.COM*