Ben Haenow

NEWS: Ben Haenow Reworks Blondie’s ‘Heart of Glass’

Ben Haenow reworks Blondie’s classic “Heart Of Glass” for new “Cafe Classics” album

With a unique interpretation of a timeless classic, Ben Haenow has showcased his exceptional vocals and highlighted that he has the ability to make any song his own. The platinum selling artist has released an acoustic rendition of “Heart of Glass” by Blondie. By stripping everything back, Ben has accentuated the track’s poignant lyrics and transformed the original into something completely new. Ben recorded his touching version of “Heart of Glass” exclusively for Double J Music’s newly released “Café Covers” album. The former X Factor winner features on the record alongside: Emma Bunton, Jack Savoretti, Matt Cardle and various other highly-skilled musicians.

Speaking about his new Blondie cover, Ben Haenow said: “I wanted to do a chilled acoustic version of ‘Heart of Glass’ by Blondie because I’ve always really liked the lyrics to the song. I feel like they lend themselves to a more heartfelt and stripped back version of the original track. It’s really cool to be featured on the ‘Café Covers’ album from Double J Music and to be alongside artists like Emma Bunton and Jack Savoretti”.

To accompany the song itself, Ben has premiered an official video for “Heart of Glass” on his Vevo channel. The performance-based visuals were filmed at The Ministry in London. “Café Covers” is available now on CD, vinyl and all digital platforms. Physical copies can be purchased online and in HMV stores across the United Kingdom. Following its release, “Café Covers” stormed straight to the top 10 of the iTunes albums chart in the UK. The record also reached number one on the iTunes pre-order chart in January. With a remarkable new cover to his name and a performance lined up at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, 2020 is off to a brilliant start for Ben Haenow. The gifted singer is also busy writing more original material.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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