"Everything in Episode goes back to my struggle to interpret, or reinterpret, my life and its central relationships, after having my concept of reality overturned," he says. "It may sound dramatic, but it's hard to know if you can trust how you feel about a partner, a situation, a future, when you've sat in a hospital bed, shredded a newspaper, sat back and watched it come together."
Due out 7 April, Episode is a record of incredible capacity, where you find true catharsis, the kind of record you don't often find. There is a musical fusion between its rawness and its superb production. Ben Gregory's debut album is euphoric and reflective, with heartfelt and even funny moments. But most importantly it highlights his immense talent as a songwriter. “The songwriting journey begins in the bedroom and it ends, inevitably, in the bedroom” says Ben in a genuine and must read essay published last week in The Quietus. It is an incredibly sensible and exciting piece; coincidentally two adjectives that define his debut album.