"This is a sad old song and it runs at a fair old pace. By the time you've worked this out, I'll be on my next train"
Flee is a tale written while on the run and on tour in the North West of England.
A version of this track appears on Ben's 2005 EP love;defenestrated. After its release, Ben's newly-met fellow singer/songwriter Rich McMahon took the track and added some beautiful harmonies and percussion. The track was forgotten about until the two remembered about it over a chance meeting at a vintage fair. Ben unearthed the track and was amazed by the mix and sent it away to be mastered for release. While it was being mastered, Rich passed away unexpectedly. Here's to a shining light.
“Flee is a soft and delicious slice of near-nakedly drawn musings, that in truth is quite perfect for these sultry days. Beyond that the only thing you need know is that you ought to investigate Ben Calvert further for yourself.”
"The dark humour and stark honesty of Ben Calvert is paralysing, and charmingly so.”
"Dark modern folk haunted by the shadows of Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and The Smiths"
Joe Murphy, blang!
"Love; defenestrated is a collection of beautifully crafted songs that leave you looking for more. You will instantly fall in love with Ben Calvert’s voice and music."
“Although Ben Calvert has a folk heart, it is a folk heart which has been broken on indie dancefloors.”