It turns out Ben Stevenson is airing out his Dirty Laundry a little early, with the punk-turned-soul singer's new EP having gone up today (November 3) as both a stream and a free download.
As previously reported, the Toronto artist worked with producers Ango and Michael Imperial on the low-key, falsetto-sung snap track "Still" and with Houston studio mogul Happy Perez (Frank Ocean, Miguel) on a trio of numbers, with a press release describing Dirty Laundry as showcasing "Ben's smooth vocals and seductive production."
"Girls Like You" analyzes party scenes atop a soundscape of serene synths and steady, pulsating beats. The alcohol- and Adderall-fuelled "Love Could Be" seems to play with an almost Seal-styled, adult contemporary-appropriate blend of shaker rhythms, strings and sultry female backups. "Start Over" ends the EP with a softened strum of an acoustic guitar.
You'll find a stream of the full seven-song set down below, courtesy of Okayplayer, while a limited-time free download of Dirty Laundry is available on Facebook for the price of a "like."