One To Watch: Ben Abraham’s “Satellite” Is Folk-Pop Poetry

Mike Wass | July 24, 2019 7:13 pm

Australian singer/songwriter Ben Abraham is the latest addition to Atlantic Records’ iconic roster of artists. The newcomer won rave reviews for his independently-released debut LP, Sirens, back in 2016, but he is perhaps best known for his songwriting prowess. (Ben co-wrote Kesha’s Grammy-nominated “Praying” and Demi Lovato’s “Smoke & Mirrors”). Which is on full display on his major label debut single. “Satellite” is a sublimely-written lullaby that offers words of comfort over an arrangement of strings and piano keys.

“When you think you lost the light, stuck in a starless night,” Ben sings on the chorus. “Lift your eyes and watch the sky, I’ll be your satellite.” It’s an unusually lovely start to his union with Atlantic Records. A situation, that he’s understandably thrilled about. “Their legacy is the stuff of legend,” he raves. “But they also have a reputation for taking great care of their artists and I’m excited to see what we can make together.” Fall in love with Ben’s major label debut single below. It goes without saying that he’s One To Watch in 2019.

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