Ben E. Davis In14Ways #Interview #MercyfulGrace

Interview by Aremuorin

1. How are you doing?

I’m really well despite the craziness in the world right now. 

2. Tell us about your new project. 

My new single is called “2020 (The Queen Doesn’t Give A Shhh)” it’s an anthemic pop tune all about the Covid climate were living in and this most unpredictable year we’ve had. 

3. What inspired you. 

COVID-19, the lockdowns and the killing of George Floyd (among so many others) triggered the rage that inspired me to pick up the pen and write.

Musically, MJ is a huge inspiration. I think a lot came from his song “They Don’t Care About Us”.

4. How long did it take you to execute

Too long! Haha As an independent artist, projects can take longer than expected, self-funding, self-publishing etc. I started writing the song in the summer and hoped to have it come out before the US presidential election. We got delayed so I continued to write the second verse after the election and the b-section as the holidays were approaching. 

5. Previous projects? 

Earlier this year I released my single D.I.M.E. (Dead In My Eyes) which chronicles my experience with domestic violence abuse.  It took me a long time to write and finally release the song, but I felt I needed to share my story to help inspire others who may be experiencing domestic violence, especially during the current COVID-19 lockdowns as cases rose by about 20% 

6. What’s the reaction so far? 

“2020” has just come out… so far the majority of streams are coming from America, I’m not sure how the reaction from the UK will be. 

7. Why now? 

Such an interesting question. I think the time IS now. Everything that’s happened this year has challenged us to think and act differently. This song is like a time capsule of my emotions for this year… in 10 years it will be interesting to listen back and be like, “do ya’ll remember 2020?”

8. Can you think of your next projects direction?

I want to continue being more open and honest in my writing. During the process of releasing D.I.M.E. and “2020” I realised that it’s ok to express anger and frustration. Previously I’ve written fun pop songs about love or what I thought was love. Anger is also an emotion and music has been my vehicle  to express that. 

9. Influences musically? 

Tina Turner, MJ, The Beatles, Whitney Houston and Prince are biggest influences. There are so many more, but these were the heavyweight champions of music for me. 

10. What’s your take on racism

That is exist. I think we have to acknowledge that first as it doesn’t exist for everyone and therefore how can someone be empathetic to something they’ve never experienced. I don’t think it’s as overt as the media portrays it. As a mixed race person, (my mom is Black American and my father is of German/Irish decent) I have experienced prejudice and racism first hand, but it’s more subtle, it happens sometimes out of pure ignorance but it happens.

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11. Have you listened to Mariahs new Audio book – The Meaning of Mariah

I have not. I’m gonna have to check that out. 

12. Any advice for humanity. 

I’m anxious for us to begin being human again. We’re not designed to stare at computer screens for 8 hours a day. We are meant to talk face to face, sing, dance, hug, laugh or even fight for that matter. My advice would be for humanity to smile more.  Sometimes a smile can just brighten up someone’s day… now we’re all hiding our smiles behind masks. 

13. What’s music is playing in your music right now? 

Well it’s that time of year, so I deffo have some Mariah and Nat King Cole  Christmas classics playing, but I’m really feeling Irish artist Moncrieff. His song AMERICA is on repeat at the moment. 

14. Say a prayer for love for us all and the planet. 

Most definitely. Thank you for having me. God Bless you and your family/friends.

Listen to my new single.

More @ benedavis.com // Spotify // Instagram

Ben E. Davis is supported by PRS Foundation’s Sustaining Creativity Fund as part of the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project 

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Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year #In14Ways #2021 #MercyfulGrace

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Merry Xmas👆🏾

May your Christmas be Merry. May friends be plenty and true.

May God never let your true friends ever depart from you unlike fake saboteurs sent to landscape for info.

Present yourself authentically. Nobody can call you a hypocrite. Until that day, you are.

Take all that unprocessed anger, trauma and prejudices to a psychologist. Tis the season to be jolly. I’m not about that ignorance ..’

No biggots allowed ❤️🇬🇧👆🏾🇳🇬🙏🏾

No weapon formed over us shall prosper. It won’t WORK, IN THE Name of Our Lord & Savior, Yeshua. Amen.

Stop demonising people who are different with your #Ignorance ..’ – #In14Ways

#MercyfulGrace #yourlove

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Some music distributors are taking away the artiste’s #income ..’ – In14Ways #Rights #MercyfulGrace

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Just read the T&Cs of at least 3 music distributors. It is modern day slavery.

Probably worse. Worse because most artistes have no clue.

Also, they have the right to change the terms any time to fcuk you over even further. Lawd Jesus. So I will be removing all my music from these manipulators in moving on.

They have taken it all from the Artiste. This is pure evil😢. They do not generally offer advances to the indie Artiste for these licenses. It’s wrong.

And if they do, how much of your soul are you giving up, and for how much? Are you aware of their subs exploits of your work(s) and are they transparent, or accountable with monies received on your behalf. These distributions are vague.

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It’s like giving away your work for free. Your rights owned 100 per cent, are worthless once you sign them off to this licence, cuz you get from pennies to nothing from royalties for your song(s) under some of these agreements.

It’s irrelevant at this point, to me, if the deal is exclusive, or not. It’s a case of the lesser evil. No Artiste should part with their work(s) royalty free let alone giving away their performance rights. It is insane and Godless.

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Did I miss something? Call the lawyers. Artiste. Are you reading what you are signing away after you slaved away in the studio to make all your beautiful music?

I read one distributor claim irrevocable & transferrable rights from the artistes??? That’s double muddy waters. Some take, worldwide, exclusive, royalty free licenses. But why? Help !!!

This should be outlawed. You have to be nutts, or on prozac, to sign one of these off. It’s utter crazy. Someone pls tell me this a terrible dream and that I will wake up from it.

Am no lawyer, but this does not look right to me. It’s slavery.

https://cdbaby.com/membercontract.aspx

And if you still don’t believe me – read this review: on CD Baby‘Scam Of the Month’ by Moses Avalon.

http://www.mosesavalon.com/mosessupposes/monthly.htm

This should disgust you too. Taking away the artiste’s rights and leaving them with almost nothing. Some artistes have been razzle-dazzled with deception, misguidance and left with exploitation. At best, left with nothing. Absolutely, nothing. This is modern day slavery.

I was horrified to realise potentially royalties that’s suppose to go to my charity for disadvantaged children will not be reaching out to their families and relatives in the UK and abroad as a result of this unethical greedy practice.

To understand or learn more about copyrights visit this site if you are in the United Kingdom.

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Listen to #DJJAIDDO #AFROBEAT MIX 26 on #SoundCloud *#NEW #MIX #ALERT* #MercyfulGrace

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Live your life oo. Saint, gay, bi, straight, pagan, believer, whatever. Your life. Love heals. When you find the saints, bring them. I wanna meet them.

The worst life you could live is a fake life. I know many women & men living fake lives to maintain their status quo of illusions.

Couples who know their partners are sexually devious but pretend otherwise to protect their fragile dented egos. Meanwhile catching std’s from their illusions.

Living not in their truths. What a way not to exist. That’s why I’m dancing to this mix by #DJJaido all #Week and #End.

In the chaos may the purpose flame. In the remnants may it reign. The good without the vain ..’ – Aremuorin

#ToxicMasculinity
#Phobia #SelfHate

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This Is So #Inspiring ..’ – #In14Ways #RobertTaylor #MercyfulGrace

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To all you folks out there who have something awful to say about #lgbtqia folks: watch this young man.

Owning your truth is how you become. You can not give what you don’t have. Everybody, wants to be #loved❤👈🏿 ..’

This is so inspiring. Straight to the core and soul. I know one or two great lgbtqia+ men who are not living their truths because of this reason. I wish it was that easy thou.

What would love do? One thing I know for sure is there is nothing above love.

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CARLEEN ANDERSON: #SALVATION IS #FREE ..’ – #In14Ways #MercyfulGrace

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I enjoyed this one. Great perspective of introspection❤👈🏿. Gosh, I love my black heritage more ..’ ❤. Underneath the hate love is the gain ..’ ✍🏿🙏🏿 – Aremuorin

#CarleenAnderson #ICantBreath
#MercyfulGrace #BLM #Salvation

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Giant #Apple fined £25M for slowing down older #phones ..’ – #In14Ways #MercyfulGrace

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This is how to fix it. £25M, the fine later.

Really Apple. We can’t sue you?

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Despite social injustice, religious abuse & racial prejudice we have found a no of plethora ways to love again ..’

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Purpose: On Self #Love ..’ – #In14Ways #IfYouNeedMe #MercyfulGrace

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Be authentic and spend less to zero time with social climbers, narcissists & sociopaths. Time flies. The studio version of this song, I wrote #EmptinessRemix is on my new #Mixtape availabe to buy – If You Need Me ..’

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Music Credit – “God Is Good” by Jonathan McReynolds 🙏🏿✍🏿

If You Need Me – (the Mixtape) out: 1-25-2020: Prelude to #OblivionEp.

You can get If You Need Mefrom major digital online retailers like Amazon or Apple.

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Last year, I wrote & produced a compilation album featuring a brand new self penned song “If You Need Me”, from the forth coming Ep “OBLIVION”, scheduled for realease in 2020. Also won 6 awards internationally for “Music & Community Support” including “Oustanding Creative Artiste Of The Year from BBI (EMA Awards).

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Although we live in mysterious times that are tailing our #humanities ..’ – Aremuorin

Don’t despair. You are phenomenal. Stay amazing! Don’t let them in; or give them, or anyone, your power.

You are the author of your choices. Invite in, only those who you decide deserve the privilege to know you and your worth, beyond the showbiz surface.

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People vibrating right will always reveal themselves, naturally to you innately.

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Even if they are fake and smooth; sooner, or later they will trip and the veil will #fall ..’ – #In14Ways

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Do not be #overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome #evil with #good. Romans 12:21 |

Happy Sunday. Judas is real and working overtime: to social climb. Last week was the storm. Yesterday, it was the wind. Today it may be you. Remain devinely lit.

Revelations are our blessings. God is greater than any triffling, mirroring, narcissistic gas lighting demon.

Do unto others as you would love others to do unto you. Don’t ask for what you can’t give. Stay woke. Sermonly love is my prayer, my Sunday #omen ..’ – #In14Ways

Self sufficient people don’t use other people selfishly. They bless other people with loving truths selflessly ..’

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Thank you ..’ ✍🏿

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Rocky Horror Show #Review: Selfie #Moments ..’ – #In14Ways #MercyfulGrace

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The cast of Rocky Horror are quite a spectacle of fun, drama, chaos and romance. Just like any family. I caught up with them ..’

Lead Actor – Duncan James is no stranger to theatre, tv or screen. He has an impressive career. Flanked by Alison Hammond from ‘This Morning’, guesting as a narrator. Duncan James take on Dr. Frank-N-Furter is just simply, very classy and avant-garde.

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His performance is a mixture of share brilliance, fluid transitions, impeccable comedic timing acting ability, and charisma as a seasoned polished remarkable, powerful, creative energy, whom God created, in wonder work(s) ways.

Duncan is only scratching the surface. He is also more importantly, very gracious, and so kind enough to allow his cast mates shine through enough to flourish, in their own gifts – yet, hold his own on stage.

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The cast are mad. They are like high school kids in a day dream. They keep at it all through raptuos songs and dance from ‘Time Warp’ dance classics to ‘Sweet Transvestite’.

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Ok, the selfies are not ‘Oscar winning’ shots but the love for the fans is a full house ..’

You can catch them on tour. Get your tickets for a city near you. Just what you need to laugh away your week, to get you through a mad world riddled with a plethora ways of intolerances, that we have been compelled to live in.

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Jesus had a whore as a best friend (Mary Magdalene) and confident, knowing; he came from the ‘House of Whores (Rahab)’, too.

A point made gallantly, clearly in John 3:17about ‘No condemnation’ in Christ – but love. This is a fun filled show to keep you moving in all the right directions; pointing towards social change and social #inclusion ..’ – #In14Ways

Full cast here More about the show here or visit https://www.rockyhorror.co.uk to find tickets in a city near you.More @

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Cloud ..’ – #In14Ways #MercyfulGrace

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It was only cloud
Then suddenly disintegrated into pain
I was aware, I was no where there
Still, I pludded along; without a song

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To sing, to bring, to linger on;
I hoped for a miracle
but I was short for a pinnacle
So I wrote you this pun, to hum along

May be you will be

My sweet, sweet love

May be you will be

My sweet, sweet love

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It came alas, but not to pass

I sowed a thought, you showed

You owed a dream with a wicked eye

I caught you out afar you wonder why

May be you will be

My sweet, sweet love

May be you will be

My sweet, sweet love.

Some want to sound like

What’s trending on radio

I’m not intrested

I want to sound like me

There’s only one of

What God has blessed

Can’t be unblessed

I refuse to stay stressed.

End

Let stillness be your guide and lead you alight – away from darkness and cloudy hearts.

In it you’ll find release. Streams of living water that abound from within.

Joy that hate can not toy. Openness that only love can enjoy, when you deploy! The music is always in you.

You just need to play to it, sway to it, and say to it. Peace, you are mine! Be still !!! It is well.

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