Second single since Son of Fortune's (aka Benjamin Petersen) album 'Fullmáni' from 2017, 'Is It Essential' sees Benjamin treading new waters with a different sound and feel, following the latest endeavors in Son of Fortune’s journey that took him to Nashville. The voyage from the small remote steep-terrain village - where he spent his youth mainly sitting with his guitar by the spinning records dreaming about going out into the world to perform - to music Mecca is a long but natural one. After writing five hundred letters and receiving about five replies, he took a chance and jumped on the plane with just about nothing but his faithful old guitar and a trunk full of tunes and ambitions - and before he knew it, he was standing outside Sputnik Studios with a six pack of longtime producer hero Vance Powell’s brand of choice and knocking on his door. This was the beginning of what was to become the “Voodoo Pop” album, which is recorded, produced and mixed by Grammy Award winning team Vance Powell and Mike Fahey.
1. Is It Essential
Released on the following formats:
Digitally on all major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music, etc.). You can check it out on the player below.
Music video for "Is It Essential". Edited by Bardur DC: