Rising musician Benjamin Carter unveils a new single today, in anticipation of his upcoming EP ‘Black Boys on the Radio: Part I’.
Written as a powerful piece of social commentary, ‘Black Boys On The Radio’ finds the Caribbean-American songwriter & entrepreneur focusing on how society views black Americans who aren’t idolised in the mainstream media.
“American culture seems to praise the athlete and artist and actor who is black and in entertainment, yet many who look just like them are being stereotyped, marginalised, and face various prejudices that don’t allow them to progress as people. It’s not enough to pay the actor, rapper, or athlete and say ‘look we aren’t racist’ we must each – black, white, latin, asian, etc – be vulnerable and willing to own up to our mistakes and look for ways to grow. This is why the chorus sings ‘and I know if I cry it’ll make you stay, so please don’t, please don’t run away.'”
To date, Carter has garnered placements on some of Spotify’s most noted playlists (including New Music Friday), as well as praise from the likes of NPR and Variance.
‘Black Boys on the Radio: Part I’ EP is out 29th June 2022.