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Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album
From songs to finished CD album Chance To Love was a love job all the way. Ben played all the instruments, sure, and he recorded it, mixed it and produced it in his home 'Country Shack' studio, yes, but this limited run CD also features watercolour artwork by Ben, inside and out.
Includes unlimited streaming of Chance To Love
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Ben Mitchell is a singer-songwriter from Australia who revels in genre-hopping. Chance To Love showcases Mitchell’s love for melody, catchy choruses and his personal philosophy that love isn’t just all you need, it’s all we’re really here to do. While comparisons have been made to such varied talents as Beck, Leonard Cohen, Neil Finn, Ben Harper and James Taylor—Mitchell carves out his own sound on Chance To Love, a blend of lo-fi acoustic-pop, indie-folk/-pop-rock and country blues. Recorded in Healesville, a Victorian country town an hour east of Melbourne, Australia, Chance To Love features 17 songs, all written, recorded and produced by Mitchell—who plays every instrument on the album too.
Released independently in April 2015, each of the 17 tracks received radio play across Australia on radio stations including: 3 RRR (Victoria), 3 PBS (Victoria), 3 MDR (Victoria), 3 HOT (Victoria), 3 NRG (Victoria), 3 PVR (Victoria), 3 RPC (Victoria), 3 SER (Victoria), 3 NOW (Victoria), JOY FM (Victoria), Yarra Valley FM (Victoria), 88.6 SOUTHERN FM (Victoria), ABC 774 (Victoria), FBi (New South Wales), 2 AIR (New South Wales), 2MCR (New South Wales), 2 NVR (New South Wales), 2 BAR (New South Wales), 2 MNO (New South Wales), 2 EAR (New South Wales), 2 RRR (New South Wales), 4ZZZ (Queensland), 4 BVR (Queensland), 2 MCR (TAS), TYGA FM (Tasmania), RTR FM (Western Australia), TRIPLE J (National) and ABC RN (National).
It was also picked up by Amazing Radio in UK and Ireland, who chose the upbeat country-soul pop track, Beautiful Mess to spin.
What some people are saying about Chance To Love:
“My favourite local release at the moment.” Stephen Walker, SKULLCAVE, 3RRR FM
“A late night gem.” Jeff Jenkins, The Music
“He has a very interesting, sort of indie-folk/indie-pop-rock sound with some lovely, lovely songwriting.” John Carver, 3 PBS FM, Melbourne, Australia
“17 great songs!” Helen Jennings, ROOTS OF RHYTHM, 3PBS FM
- Myles O’neil Shaw from 3PBS FM’s ‘Five Feet High and Rising’ alt-country music show included ‘Chance To Love’ in his favourite Australian albums of 2015.
- The video for Beautiful Mess had a couple outings on Foxtel’s Country Music Channel.
- Picked up in UK and Ireland by Amazing Radio.
released April 17, 2015
Written, recorded, mixed, produced and all instruments played by Ben Mitchell.
Touching…beautiful…captivating. Discover one of Melbourne’s musical gems.” THE BUZZ From blues to indie-pop Ben Mitchell is
a songwriter at home jumping genres. Get Rhythm Magazine in London described Mitchell as, “A powerful performer with bags of stage presence and memorable songs.” Americana UK said, “his song-writing skills put him in a league above.” Inpress said “Screams out TALENT!”...more
When I was a little boy
I had a big dream
Maybe I would grow up to be
Someone, or something
Now I don’t know what I’ve become
But maybe, baby I ain’t done
When I was a teenager
I thought I knew it all
No one could tell me anything
I thought I knew more
Tried some things that did me good
Some things that did me bad
In the end experience is
Really all I had
Most of the time it was fun
And maybe, baby I ain’t done
When I was a man of age
I still had much to learn
About the ways of love and such
How this big old world turns
And I had some success
My share of failures too
But then again all of this just led me to you
If life’s a race then I have won
But maybe, baby I ain’t done