Earlier on in his career, Böhmer lost a close family member, altering the course of both his life and his music. While overcoming this loss, he found solace in music. Moody and reflective sounds made way for brighter and more melodic music, keeping the depth and texture, but changing the tone from darkness to light. Finding a sense of hope and optimism in uplifting and euphoric melodies, ‘Breathing’ marks the closing of a chapter, the culmination of a period of heartache and recovery, and a coming of age as an artist.
Opening track “In Memoriam” is an emotive tribute, blending powerful strings with stirring vocal samples. The title track and lead single "Breathing" with collaborators NILS HOFFMANN and MALOU follows, layering Malou’s delicate voice above swung percussion and hard-hitting synths. An avid collaborator, Ben is also joined on the album by two further breakout German stars, vocalist MONOLINK who features on ”Black Hole” and multi-instrumentalist JAN BLOMQVIST who lends his vocals to "Decade." Through the album, Ben explores a range of emotions, from the hopeful "Hunting" with JONAH, to energetic instrumental "Maelstrom" through to the hard-hitting "Wall Of Strings," which samples The Cinematic Orchestra.
‘Breathing’ is available now, digitally, on CD and on limited edition 2x12” white vinyl. Following the release of the album, Ben will be taking his live show on an extensive world tour. For dates and more information, visit the ’Breathing’ website. More dates to be announced.
Ben Böhmer 'Breathing' North American Tour Dates
2/14 - Grasshopper - Detroit, MI
2/15 - Spybar - Chicago, IL
2/16 - REV - Minneapolis, MN
2/21 - Soundcheck - Washington, DC
2/22 - Analog - Brooklyn, NY
2/28 - Coda - Toronto, ON
2/29 - Fairmount Theatre - Montreal, QC
3/6 - Cedar Street Courtyard - Austin, TX
3/7 - Moroccan Room - Houston, TX
4/3 - Audio - San Francisco, CA
4/9 - Q - Seattle, WA
4/10 - Celebs Underground - Vancouver, BC
4/11 - Club Vinyl - Denver, CO