Ben Abraham shares cover of Björk’s “Hyperballad” on 20th anniversary of original release
Not just that,
!!!FIRST UK HEADLINE DATES IN MARCH!!!
AND His debut album, Sirens, is being released on the 4th of March as we have told you before on label Secretly Canadian
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Björk’s release of her classic “Hyperballad” single, Australian artist Ben Abraham is sharing a cover of the song today—listen HERE. In addition, longtime collaborator Tim Shiel has remixed the track, which is also shared today—listen HERE.
“I approached some friends of mine to help me work on a cover of “Hyperballad” to celebrate the anniversary—composer Luke Howard and producer Tim Shiel. We emerged with two very beautiful versions,” says Abraham. “I love how Luke’s lush string arrangement, with his subtle electronic instrumentation, highlights the timelessness of Björk’s writing and that Tim’s remix shows how compelling and fresh the song feels in today’s musical landscape. It’s daunting to cover such a celebrated work, but here we are with the utmost respect, and we hope you like it.”
Abraham brought his live show, which Tone Deaf calls “disarming” and “truly stunning,” to the U.S. for the first time at last year’s CMJ. Abraham backs up his voice with only guitar and harmonium, in the vein of “Cat Stevens, If Donny Hathaway and Cat had a baby and he hung out with Sufjan Stevens and Feist,” Abraham says. Abraham was recently featured in an installment of the acclaimed British Mahogany Sessions series—watch him perform “Speak” here.
Ben Abraham tours the UK in March at the following venues:
Mon 7th MARCH LONDON, SERVANTS JAZZ QUARTER
Tue 8th BRISTOL, The Old Bookshop (in-store)
Tue 8th BRISTOL, The Gallimaufry
Wed 9th GLASGOW, The Hug & Pint
Thu 10th MANCHESTER, The Castle Hotel
Fri 11th BRIGHTON, The Latest Music Bar
Since he began writing songs while working in a Melbourne hospital, Abraham has written and recorded an album while collaborating on other projects with Ta-ku, Wafia, Gotye and more. The son of Indonesian folk-pop stars, he has risen to prominence in his hometown of Melbourne and throughout Australia through his much lauded live performances, where his voice and talent has consistently blown audiences away.