Ben Catley follows his releases of ‘Geordie’ and ‘Wildfire’ with his third single release of the year, ‘Heavy Light’. An upbeat and sunny instrumental track, it showcases his signature driving beat and technical guitar work, with the lovely addition of some smooth warming synth parts to really add to that summery Australian vibe. The track is going to be released in two parts, with the second part being an “extended five minute journey” of the initial release.
The guitar piece has changed and grown longer over the past few years, with Ben using it on stage to deal with some tough times, and to remind him of some people who are no longer around. It has become a way for him to handle some of these intense emotions and to see them in the most positive light.
Ben has had a very successful last 12 months, seeing him perform all across Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Singapore, Reunion Island and The Philippines. Alongside some huge names like; King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Gorillaz, Ben Harper and Xavier Rudd at some large festivals. ‘Heavy Light’ will drop just before Ben takes off for festivals in Holland & the UK, he will then return for shows here in WA and a performance at The West Australian Guitar Festival in Margaret River from October 12th-14th.
‘Heavy Light’ is OUT NOW Friday on all digital platforms, with the full version ‘Heavy Light (A Happy Cry)’ coming out next Friday August 16th.