At the tender age of 24, Ben Lee is already a veteran in the music world. He released his first album with the band Noise Addict in his native Australia when he was just 14 and though he initially had a tough time getting gigs at such a young age, more established acts were quick to help out. Nineties powerhouses Sonic Youth and the Beastie Boys would demand that Ben and Noise Addict open for them during their tours down under. Ben's now an established solo artist and his new album, Hey You. Yes You., further establishes him as one of the most talented songwriters in the business today. Produced by Dan The Automator, Ben's new album is an eclectic blend of inspired, uplifting songs that could easily be listened to for hours on end.
Sing-a-long melodies and thoughtful lyrics are held together by The Automator's signature production work, making Hey You. Yes You. more than your typical singer/songwriter album. Tracks like "Running With Scissors" and "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" are uptempo rock gems that you'll be singing for days, while "Chills" and "Shine" are sweet, downtempo chill out/make out tunes. The first single, "No Room To Bleed," blends a gentle piano line with echo-filled vocals and speedy drum loops to form the album's most memorable track. Hey You. Yes You. also has an added bonus - versions of "Nothing Much Happens" and "Something Borrowed, Something Blue" recorded live in Australia with The Bens (Ben Lee, Ben Folds, Ben Kweller), as well as "Freediving" from the Ape Sounds compilation (Japan) and footage of Ben's performance of "Chills" filmed at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.