Published Aug 19, 2016Alex Bent + the Emptiness is the one-man singer-songwriter project of the Saskatoon-based Bent and what he describes as an "inseparable" internal force. After teasing us with the single "Run Like Hell," Bent is set to unveil his debut full-length Dead, In the Water next week — and Exclaim! is giving you an early listen to it in its entirety.
The album was written back in 2014 at a time when Bent found himself in a reclusive state, withdrawing from the world "out of fear of being hurt or humiliated." Working on these songs brought him comfort and turned the stories in his head into reality.
Introspective and affecting, the tracks aim to provide their listeners with a similar feeling of relief. "It is my hope that others will listen and find a similar escape within these songs," he tells Exclaim! "I'm pleased that I can now share this period of my life with everyone through this music."
Listen in on the sonic time capsule of that period of his life by hitting play below. Dead, In the Water is officially out on August 26.