New York-based musician and songwriter Benjamin Lazar Davis, better known for his work with Okkervil River and Cuddle Magic. Two years after his debut full-length, he has announced the release of a new album which will be out in 2021. We already shared “If You Want It”; “What If I?” is a new track which comes with the official video directed by himself.
He explains: “Cole Kamen-Green was really excited to show me a Bach chorale called, “Preserve My Faith From Error Free”. I started writing a melody over it, and soon I had the verse and out of my gibberish came the words “Sylvia, my own”. We made the song about a relationship that needed saving, and we thought if we sang the chorus enough times maybe Sylvia would come back. She never did.