Watch: Benjamin Francis Leftwich keeps his touch delicate in the ‘Tilikum’ video

Serene first cut from the singer-songwriter’s long-awaited second album has a haunting new accompanying clip.

After returning from the ether with details of a long-awaited second album earlier this year, Benjamin Francis Leftwich has shared a new video for ‘Tilikum’, its lead track.

The delicate touch of ‘Tilikum’ finds fitting partnership in the clip, Leftwich himself exploring the stunning wilderness of Dartmoor’s farthest reaches. “I really wanted to film something special in a really desolate but beautiful part of the world to convey the sense of loneliness and desperation vs the future and hope that I feel in the song,” Ben explains. Written in the wake of Ben losing his father a few years ago, it’s steeped in emotion.

Watch the ‘Tilikum’ video below - it’s taken from ‘After The Rain’, Benjamin’s second full-length, due for release via Dirty Hit on August 19th. Before that though, he’s got this bloody massive tour to contend with:

APRIL
21 Norwich, The Brickmakers
22 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
23 Oxford, Academy 2
24 Nottingham, The Bodega
26 Sheffield, The Harley
27 Edinburgh, Electric Circus
28 Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
30 Leeds, Live At Leeds Festival

MAY
01 York, The Crescent
03 Manchester, The Night & Day Cafe
04 Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
05 Birmingham, The Rainbow Courtyard
06 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
07 Bristol, The Louisiana
09 Exeter, The Cavern
10 Southampton, The Joiners
11 Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
12 London, The Borderline
13 Brighton, Green Door Store
15 Dublin, IE, Whelan’s (upstairs)
16 Amsterdam, NL, Amstelkerk
17 Brussels, BE, Les Nuits Botanique
18 Cologne, DE, Theater der Wohngemeinschaft
19 Paris, FR, Le Klub

Blimey, right?

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