Described by Rolling Stone as “Nina Simone’s brother steps into an elegant French café, sits down at the piano and tears open a vein” when named one of their “New Artists You Need to Know”, London-born, Paris-based, self-taught musician Benjamin Clementine has been making waves in Europe since the 2013 release of his debut EP Cornerstone. The one-time homeless Clementine who busked his way out of poverty on the streets of Paris is now selling out shows across Europe, has become the most-shared artist on Spotify, and received an award for Best New Act at Les Victoires de la Musique, earning praise along the way from such luminaries as Paul McCartney and Björk. The young prodigy is set to make his US debut with At Least For Now slated for July 31st on Capitol Records. Catch two sublime videoclips for his spine-tingling singles “London” and “Nemesis” below the jump. The album can be pre-ordered on iTunes or Amazon.
Sébastien Hélary co-founded Nextbop in 2009 with the objective of introducing modern jazz music to a younger generation of fans. Aside from music, his other main obsession is food, particularly ramen and other Japanese delicacies.