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Eric Benét heads to the UK

UK BOUND: Eric Benét

ERIC BENÉT may have changed his look, but one thing has remained consistent: his dedication to crafting authentic music that engages the soul.

“I’m not chasing any current whatevers,” says the four-time Grammy Award nominee.

“It’s about music that gives me goose bumps and touches my soul. That’s always been a good barometer for me.”

An example of that is the singer-songwriter’s latest top 5 Urban AC single, Sunshine. The pure soul/R&B track provides the perfect backdrop for Benét’s heartfelt reflections on a relationship that has lost its spark. The hit has since sparked a remix version featuring Tamia—the singer’s memorable duet partner on his career breakthrough hit, 1999’s Spend My Life with You.

Spend is almost like the national anthem vocally,” notes Benét.

“You’ve got to have so much in your arsenal to successfully sing it. Not many singers can do that. But Tamia is all that and more. So it was such a joy to reunite with her on the Sunshine remix.”

Both tracks feature on Benét’s eighth studio album. The self-titled, 13-song project, released October 2016 from Jordan House/Primary Wave Music, once again showcases the depth of the singer-songwriter’s musical scope.

“Sometimes it’s almost like artists pick a colour and stay with that for most of an album,” says Benét. “I don’t like to do one-note albums.”

Now, Benét is making his way to the UK in October, for some unmissable live shows.

“The conversation that happens between me and the audience while I’m performing compares to almost nothing. At the end of the day, my heart lives in R&B/soul. In fact, I feel like I’m just getting started.”

Eric Benét UK dates:

Thursday October 26, 2017 @ Electric Brixton
Friday October 27, 2017 @ Club Academy Manchester
Saturday October 28, 2017 @ O2 Institute Birmingham

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