Few artists are as thoughtful about their album sequence as Ben Cooper of Radical Face is. The bands sophomore album The Family Tree: The Roots kicked off what is planned to be a three-piece sequence, each album based around the theme of a Family tree. Cooper automatically sets his music apart from the rest of the industry by even giving thought to his later albums.
Generally soft-spoken, Cooper’s vocals are haunting and tantalizing, acting as the icing on top of runs of minor chords and deliberate plucking. Radical Face’s music touches pure human emotion, ranging from topics like suicide to strained family relationships. It’s a familiar set of subjects delivered in a way that’s reflective and relatable.
The second piece of The Family Tree series was announced with an October release on Cooper’s website/blog and Radical Face fans are sure to wait out the next few months with bated breath.
[Radical Face performs from 5:15 to 6:15 PM on Sunday, May 26 at the Yeti stage.]