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Ben Freeman Releases Soulful Single “Long Distance” and Reflects on Artistic Growth

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Brooklyn-based queer pop-R&B/soul singer-songwriter and producer Ben Freeman is here to captivate audiences once again with his latest single, “Long Distance.”

Featuring indie artist Nora Rothman, this heartfelt track marks a significant milestone in Freeman’s artistic journey.

Produced by Jackson Hoffman and recorded at a studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, “Long Distance” serves as the opening track for Freeman’s upcoming EP, which pays homage to retro-inspired sounds.

Known for his soulful storytelling and introspective lyricism, Ben Freeman is not only a musician but also a theater and ritual artist. His recorded music and live performances are characterized by a captivating blend of soul, R&B, and pop influences, all intertwined with an adventurous harmonic sensibility.

Freeman’s previous album, “Quiet Fury,” produced by himself and featuring collaborations with renowned artists, explored personal reckoning, tough love, and the essence of freedom.

With a direct and intimate approach, the album aimed to accompany listeners on their individual journeys of self-discovery.

Ben Freeman’s musical journey began with his 2015 EP, “Providence,” produced by Oliver Hill. This collection of heartbreak songs was crafted during his transition from college to adulthood, reflecting a maturing perspective on love and life.

Since then, Freeman has continued to grow and evolve as an artist, pushing the boundaries of his creativity. Last year, he self-produced “Quiet Fury,” which showcased religious imagery and hymn-like qualities, guiding listeners toward inner and outer liberation.

In recent years, Ben Freeman has embarked on a path of increased visibility and consistency in his music career. After periods of hiatus, travel, and sporadic performances, Freeman has found the courage to consistently share his own music.

Recognizing the importance of being seen, heard, and known, he has embraced vulnerability and allowed his authentic self to shine through his prolonged musical endeavors.

This newfound commitment has paved the way for Freeman to connect more deeply with his audience and establish a lasting presence in the music industry.

“Long Distance,” Freeman’s latest single, serves as a testament to his artistic growth. The song delves into the complexities of feeling both close and distant from someone simultaneously.

With its nostalgic undertones, ambivalent emotions, and irresistible sonic allure, “Long Distance” represents a significant milestone for Freeman as he continues to elevate his artistry.

The track showcases his growth as an artist and his ability to create resonant music that touches the hearts of his listeners.

Listen on Spotify below;

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