Ben Westbeech - There’s More To Life Than This

Ben Westbeech - There’s More To Life Than This
The Bristol-born singer, songwriter and DJ has quietly plied his brand of soul since 2006 debut, ‘Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life’, which subsequently pigeonholed him as an accomplished neo-soul act. Breaking free of this relatively narrow genre, Westbeech’s return from a stint in ‘musical limbo’ is a generic house-inspired soulful-outing. Velvet vocals and uplifting melodies are the catch of the day; indeed Westbeech is a vocalist to be reckoned with, yet disappointingly he’s cooking up nothing innovative in the kitchen. Yes, the album title is an apt one; but despite its predictability, it proves to be surprisingly fulfilling as a run-of-the-mill house album.

6/10

Words by DAVID AARON

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