Ben Glover | Sweet Wild Lily

A review of Ben Glover song Sweet Wild Lily

Written by Marina Blore

On October 9, 2020

Review

 Ben Glover’s Wild Lily soothes your soul and makes you feel that all is well with the world. With some beautiful guitar work Ben has composed a track that will see its way on to most people’s playlists who enjoy the best of homegrown Americana music.

 Winner of the Americana Music Association UK Album of The Year in 2019, Sweet Wild Lily is the title track of a new EP on which Colm Mclean played all guitars despite the fact that he was in Belfast and Ben has been stuck in Nashville.

 Due to the pandemic Ben has been unable to get back to his native Ireland. However, the track’s accompanying video could quite easily be County Antrim and has thankfully avoided the cliched footage of wide open plains and Stetsons, opting for a coastline and sunset that supports his Irish roots. Sweet Wild Lily title track brings a sprinkling of Nashville, blended with the words of an Irish poet.

 Ben has an impressive musical tribe around him. He has co-written with Hubbard and Joshua Britt, he co-wrote ‘Blackbirds’, the Americana Music Association UK’s 2017 International Song of the Year and has previously joined forces with Ricky Ross (songwriter and frontman for Deacon Blue), Kim Richey, Robert Vincent, Amy Speace and many more.

 Guest singers on this EP include Gretchen Peters, Kim Richey and Megan McCormack with Evan Hutchings on drums. Another class track that proves Ben’s prowess as an accomplished singer-songwriter.

 Marina Blore (TBCMF)

Ben Cover Art for Ben Glover's Sweet Wild Lily

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Ben Glover | Sweet Wild Lily

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Performed by Ben Glover

Written by Ben Glover

Produced by Ben Glover

 

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