Channeling memories, empathy, and metaphors of life is not an easy feat.
Radical Face, also recognized as Ben Cooper, is a Jacksonville musician who has mastered the art of songwriting with folk and indie influences. He started here in Jacksonville with a local band until his music was featured on prime-time television shows and started appearing in hit movies.
Cooper’s, song We’re On Our Way was featured in the trailer for the motion picture Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012).
Cooper explains the thorough and unidentified process of creating and recording an album “I’ve been recording for “The Branches”. I am currently about halfway through the 16 songs I have planned, and these will make up both the second volume of “The Bastards” and the album itself. Whenever I start recording, the songs always take on sounds and directions I wasn’t quite expecting, but I’m glad. I like not knowing exactly where I will end up.”
The sound of Radical Face isn’t merely the sound of lyrical brilliance, but a combination of instrumental sounds created through different material.
“Been working with metal lately (the material, not the genre) and it’s been fun collecting those sounds for percussion,” Cooper stated.