Benjamin Clementine’s haunting voice and songwriting made him a star on Spotify after a single television appearance on BBC Two. These days, he’s headlining sold-out shows in Europe. He recently signed with Capitol Records, and his first American EP, I Dream, I Smile, I Walk, I Cry, is out now.
I’m not really a singer,” he says. “I’m just an expressionist; I express myself. And it comes out the way it comes out. I’m quite lucky that it comes out in tune.”