need something creative and sunshiny in this cold, dreary January? Here’s the ideal antidote for cold weather– The Evil Eye by Benjamin Verdoes [Brick Lane Records]. Catchy beats, cool arrangements with horns, keyboards, guitar. Benjamin Verdoes has fantastic, soothing yet uplifting vocals. He sings intimately and possesses a universal appeal, reminding me of several British artists though he’s from the Pacific Northwest.
This is what Benjamin said about the album:
“The Evil Eye is a record I made for a beautiful person. It is a rebuttal to those seemingly powerful forces that tell you what you can and cannot do–the eyes that watch carelessly and tongues that move thoughtlessly in an attempt to describe and limit something that is spiritual and perfect. It is a love story.”