Ben Klick is a country music singer living in West Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Ben Klick is a country music singer living in West Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

West Kelowna country artist puts COVID-19 grant towards new music

The video for Klick’s latest single “Wonder of the World” is set to debut on Aug. 17

International-award winning recording artist, Ben Klick, has released a brand new single, “Wonder of the World.”

This latest track is the first of three singles to be released by the West Kelowna resident, who fuses modern country sounds with a traditional twist.

"Wonder of the World" – Available Now!

Listen Here: https://linktr.ee/Ben_Klick

Credits:

Drums: Matthew Atkins
Bass:…

Posted by Ben Klick on Sunday, August 9, 2020

Klick was given a grant on behalf of Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia. After a 14 day self-isolation after returning home from Nashville, TN in March, and losing his 40-date Western Canadian summer tour due to COVID-19 cancellations, Klick wanted to give back to his fans and the music industry. His idea was to write and record a song using all Canadian songwriters and musicians.

“I’ve seen friends, fellow artists, and the music industry suffer from the pandemic,” said Klick.

“I was gifted with some money from Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia to help me out during this time, and I wanted to give back to the music community. So I contacted some friends in the industry and used the money given to me by the government to help support them.”

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Klick self-produced and edited the project, and had each musician record tracks for the song using their home studios. Correspondence was done entirely by Skype, FaceTime, email, and phone, and sent to Klick by Google Drive, WeTransfer, or Dropbox.

“Wonder of the World” puts a fun twist on a travelling song and gives listeners a little bit of an insight into Klick’s new sound and new music to come. A music video showcasing each musician is coming out on Aug. 17. across Klick’s Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube accounts.

You can listen to “Wonder of the World” on all major streaming platforms.

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Daniel Taylor
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