Recently signed by Napier Records, a new label founded by Academy award-winning filmmaker Andrew Napier, Ben Lazarus brings to life a song that was hidden away in his thoughts from 2005 called ‘Going to the Store‘.
Experienced San Francisco Bay-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter/keyboardist/film and television production sound mixer Ben Lazarus, makes that true life sound track that is easy to relate to and fills you up with a big grin.
“The reality of pandemic life makes the mundane act of grocery shopping feel treacherous and writing this song brought levity to my dreaded trips to the store.”- Ben Lazarus
This track has an additional emotional element to it as the drums were recorded by Ben’s late brother Jonathan who tragically took his own life in 2013. You can feel the passion in his voice and he powers into a level that is superb to hear, he lifts the curtains up and brings in the light – where there was darkness in your thoughts – when faced with a journey outside.
‘Going to the Store‘ from LA’s Ben Lazarus, is that humorous story about asking who bought all the ice cream and mac n cheese, as you drift down the store to buy what you need, whilst thinking this is so ridiculous but a needed way to shop these days. He sings with a terrific sense of humor that makes you smile and realize that so many of us are feeling the strain but trying to keep a smile on that dial.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen