Best known in the States as Claire Danes’ ex, the Aussie equivalent of Conor Oberst glides through his fifth full-length Awake is the New Sleep with a winsome whisper that befits quaint melodies sparely adorned with guitar strums and piano. While Ben Lee’s lovesick lyrics often sound more mawkish than confessional, gentle pop gems like the lo-fi toe tapper ”Begin” and the elegant geometry-themed breakup song ”No Right Angles” reveal the once wunderkind coming into his own on this pleasant Sunday drive of an album.
Awake Is the New SleepBest known in the States as Claire Danes' ex, the Aussie equivalent of Conor Oberst glides through his fifth full-length Awake is the New SleepAwake Is the New SleepBest known in the States as Claire Danes' ex, the Aussie equivalent of Conor Oberst glides through his fifth full-length Awake is the New Sleep2005-02-14
(Ben Lee: Sandy Nicholson/Headpress/Retna)
Lead Performer: Ben Lee; Producer (group): New West
Posted January 17 2015 — 6:16 AM EST
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