The Examined Life is Not Worth Living
The highly anticipated new album. Coming soon.
“An incredible artist… one of the most fascinating I’ve ever come across.”
“Beautiful and captivating. A knock out celebration of pride, community, expression and love.”
4 years since his last original album (the critically acclaimed “Unravelling”) Bentley returns with his magnum opus. After an electrifying headline performance at the Tokyo Bon Summer Festival in 2019 as part of Ben’s 10th anniversary, his Japanese company did a dramatic turnabout. Stating he was “too controversial” for their audience and the company was “worried what people would think”, Bentley returned to the UK independently in 2020. He continued what would become 2 years work on his most poignant and impressive album to date.
Releasing new music in the summer of 2020, he gained support from BBC Introducing, performed at the historic Global Pride festival to 57 million viewers, earned ambassadorships with 9monsters (the #1 LGBTQ+ app in Asia) and Queens Sounds, and is set to headline Miami Beach Pride 2021 and 2022.
Now he’s almost ready to finally unleash “The Examined Life is Not Worth Living” – 16 incredible tracks elevating his signature slick productions by lacing them with R&B, soul, trip-hop, as well as the enormous pop bops Bentley’s name has become synonymous with.
Relive the journey to "The Examined Life":
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE SUPPORTERS OF THIS ALBUM SO FAR:
Matthew Grodin • Ben Gray • Paul Burnett • Marek Sterling • Nova Corgi • Joshua Sanderson • Claire Hazel • Leesa Hensley • Samantha Peterson • Manul Senanayake • Dakota Jones • Nadina Raghubir • Claire Green • Marcus Kemp • Kerrie Sahin • Benjamin Copeman • Erynfall • Niki • Angela Stoker • Vhari Lannigan • Arizona Fischer • Lisa Mackenzie • Carmen Ellermann • Aron Hiatt • Shugo Hanasaki • Azelpha • Robin Gray • Ronnie Wakeman • Coline Ressault • Alexander Durham • Xola Mji • Louise Davies • Lucario Regina • Caleb Gossett • Paul Hetherington • Tristan Bolyard • Lisa G • Paolo Passalacqua • Amanda Aling • Fiona Dunn • Kevin Rankin • Alondyte Greymane • akuromatique • Melissa Arcís Reyes
MY AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATORS:
Alex Anzai • Carlton Hayward • Joyce Brotherton • Nick Jennison • Julian Austwick • Ashlyn Brennan • Georgie Bache • ADDITIONAL THANKS TO: Robin Slater • Ben Gray • EJ Kempson • Katie Lineker • Caitlyn Brennan • Rich Walczak • Peter Carey • Tomo and Gordon • Ryan Price • Donald Sze