Shout it from the rooftops, “Keep It To Yourself” is Ben Kidson’s irresistible debut track
Your first drop as an artist is always the highly memorable one, but the first drop under a new artist name is even bigger. Stripped back but with an elevating electronic production, Ben Kidson’s electro-pop number nudges towards artists such as Twenty One Pilots and Billie Eilish. Starting as a temporary major label writer, Ben decided to become his own artist and well, the rest is history. Ensuring that his songs and performances in tracks include genuine emotion, there’s something about “Keep It To Yourself” that you must shout from any rooftop. It’s real. It’s honest. It’s the dream debut.
“It’s kind of like an anti-love song, like a ‘we’re too lazy to find anyone else’ kind of thing. I was getting really frustrated with other people’s words getting in the way of relationships, and had recently reconnected with an ex, and it was all borne out of that. With social media these days, it’s so easy for a million people to have an opinion on everything you do, I wanted to have this one thing that wasn’t accessible to everyone” stated Ben.
Highly memorable and a strong debut, this is the beginning of a vibrant career for Ben Kidson. You heard it here first, Ben is destined for greatness. To make Ben and his music that little bit more diverse, the sample in the track is from a tennis match in 1998! Ben’s story behind that is as follows;
Honestly I disappeared down a Youtube hole. I was watching a bunch of old tv shows and adverts and ended up at this Stefan Edberg tennis match from like 1988. I’d had the song for a while, in different forms, but for some reason hearing the tennis racket hitting the ball kicked off this whole idea for how I really wanted it to sound. I’ve made this semi-animated lyric video as well, full of little scenes from old films that I found.”