Ben Abraham 'Sirens' 2xLP
Abraham recorded and produced Sirens in Melbourne with the help of friends and longtime collaborators Jono Steer and Leigh Fisher. The album also features a collaboration with Sara Bareilles, who Abraham connected online and struck up a friendship with several years ago, on “This Is On Me” as well as additional production from Gotye’s Wally De Backer on “Speak.”
Abraham brought his live show, which Tone Deaf calls “disarming” and “truly stunning,” to the UK for the first time for a clutch of shows last autumn, and to the U.S. at last year’s CMJ. In live performance, Abraham backs up his voice with only guitar and harmonium, in the vein of “Cat Stevens, If Donny Hathaway and Cat had a baby and he hung out with Sufjan Stevens and Feist,” he says.
Since he began writing songs while working in a childrens hospital, Abraham has collaborated with Ta-ku, Wafia, Gotye and more and recorded this debut album. The son of Indonesian folk-pop stars, he has risen to prominence in his hometown of Melbourne and throughout Australia through much lauded live performances, where his voice and talent has consistently blown audiences away.
Catalogue number: SC330LP
Label: Secretly Canadian