Sadbois of the world, unite! Alternative R&B crooner and producer Ben Kelly burst onto the scene in January 2023 after years of dreaming about pursuing music but never putting pen to paper. Throughout the month, he dropped a flurry of singles - You & Me, With Me, and Change. In February, he added All You Wanted and Clingy to his catalog, followed by Senses and Back to You in March. In April, he dropped the electric throwback jam In My Life and followed it up in May with Malcolm X Park. June also saw the release of What's the Move?, a smooth, sensual cut that has captivated audiences across the world. In July, he added the summer hit Sunscreen to his catalog. He’s also been active collaborating with other artists - in March he released Ring with producer Hihohohogamer, and May saw the release of his collaborative EP, Coast to Coast, with Jay Naundros. In June he linked up with Australian producer Jburnsmusic to release another collab EP, aftermath. In July, he linked up with MC Kamol on the R&B/Rap cut Never Loved Me. In August, he released Fake Luv with Canadian rapper Luqman. An east coast boy through and through, he hails from Connecticut but is currently based in New York City. Ben’s music reflects his eclectic tastes, but typically features a unique mix of contemporary alternative R&B and older soul sounds, from Frank Ocean, Daniel Caesar, and SZA to Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and Luther Vandross. What will 2023 hold for this new artist? Follow along to find out.
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