Vassal Benford is a name that resonates with anyone who has ever listened to music. As a mega producer, Benford has worked with a galaxy of stars in various genres, with more than 57 platinum records to his credit. And now, he is making his way back to his roots, determined to conquer jazz just like everything else he’s conquered throughout his unparalleled multimedia career.
After releasing his debut single, “Melody Man,” Benford dropped his sophomore single, titled “Dedication Song,” off his upcoming album “Melody Man.” August was the month to watch out for, as Benford dropped a soulful and heartfelt experience that is available on all platforms. And while based on his previous work, this album too you can expect nothing less than a masterpiece that touches your heart and soul.
One of the unique allures of Benford’s music is that it is always invitingly familiar and infectious. He pours layers of cascading piano melodies amidst lavish guitar and keyboard harmonies and intricately textured percussion and rhythms, which blend together to create a magical experience.
Benford’s passion for jazz began at a young age when he wrote his first hit song, “Michelle,” for jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis at the age of sixteen. He continued to write hit after hit, earning him a well-deserved title as the “Melody Man” while topping charts in multiple genres for superstars.
In recent years, Benford has been drawn back to his roots, jazz and instrumental R&B, sparking collaborations with Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Brown and eight-time Grammy-nominated saxophonist Gerald Albright. Both artists are among some of the luminaries who appear on Benford’s albums.
In conclusion, it is safe to say that Vassal Benford’s upcoming album “Melody Man” will be a soulful journey that you wouldn’t want to miss. Make sure to keep your eyes and ears open for more singles when they drop this on all major platforms.
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