'Playing Chess', the second instalment in this darker era of Ben Sebastian, is available on all streaming platforms! Enjoy the lyric video!
The phenomenal #DiesisLive sets served as my introduction to the phenomenal duo, @gioliandassia. If you don't know them, you should, and furthermore you should allow them to take you on a music journey. The Italian duo are producers, multi-instrumentalists, singers, songwriters, composers, record label owners, and DJs in the techno/house field of music but with these labels being stated; they present an authentic style that is uniquely thier own. Beyond even all that, they have been the soundtrack to many a major part of my own mere mortal existence. To their music I have loved and lost, cried and rejoiced, and many a time felt broken only to became healthy again and I have shared their music to anyone who would listen.
In honour of thier impact, and because I could not let the immense gratitude I have for these two musicians lie still, it was only inevitable that one day, a cover of one of thier songs would surface. I wanted to cover 'Inside Your Head', the first song I ever heard and one that, years later, would become the romantic soundtrack to a now lost relationship but I instead shied away from re-opening old, painful, wounds.
THE COVER - PLAYING CHESS
Instead; I chose another favourite, (and there are so many to choose from), in the form of 'Playing Chess'. It was a more recent discovery, yet again in a period of personal revitalisation. My previous single 'Banged Up' covered my experiences of imprisonment and 'Playing Chess' was my first 'Gioli & Assia Discovery' post-release. Given that my previous single refers to playing chess in the lyrics and with the above in mind, it felt a fitting choice. I hope you enjoy my follow up in this new, darker era of Ben Sebastian.