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3x Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter/musician/producer Ben Harper today shares 'We Need To Talk About It', the first single form his eagerly, anticipated, fiercely personal, soulful album, 'Bloodline Maintenance', due via his new deal with Chrysalis Records on Friday, July 22. Pre-orders are available now here.

Propelled by Harper’s blisteringly funky guitar, 'We Need To Talk About It' defiantly addresses the wounds of slavery through a sharp-edged call-and-response with gospel-fueled backing vocals and pounding rhythms augmented by the distinctive sound of the African talking drum.

The new album is a work largely inspired by the loss of a longtime friend and the lingering influence of a mercurial and charismatic father. 'Bloodline Maintenance' sees Harper performing the majority of the instruments on his own, spanning guitar, bass, drums and an eclectic assortment of percussions including a plastic toy snare. His 17th studio LP – and first since 2020’s instrumental 'Winter Is for Lovers' – and the first non-instrumental album of new songs since 2018. The new album is further fueled by Harper’s signature lap steel, supercharged through a powerful Dumble amplifier creating a truly unruly tone that Harper describes as “a sort of a merging of Robert Johnson and Jimi Hendrix

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