Although Ben Conley tackles complex and often difficult situations in his music, he keeps his wits and wit about him as he does so. “Thanks for Something” is the first single off Conley’s debut EP Things to Do in Williams, AZ, and showcases his irony and enthusiasm at once.
The song opens with a strong guitar riff and fuzzy effected vocals that carry the melody. It’s quick and high-volume — a romp through a relationship of the past. At only 1 minute and twelve seconds, Conley wastes no time getting to the point. “I don’t miss you, just the idea of you, thanks for something,” he sings.
The accompanying music video (shot and edited by Alice Airoldi) really hones in on the humorous side of the musician. Here we see him in the shower, getting ready under the constant stream of water. It’s visually impactful and showcases a certain one-step-forward, two-steps-back energy that breakups tend to exhibit. A rubber duck takes the brunt of the disdain in the lyrics.
“Thanks for Something” is a short teasing look at a tidal wave of energy yet to come. To hear more from Ben Conley, you can find him on his website, SoundCloud, and Facebook page. You can also follow him on Twitter for more music and news.[upme view=compact id=10]