Today, UK musical visionary and three-time Ivor Novello Award winner Ben
Drew, aka Plan B, has unveiled his new single 'Guess Again'.
The song is taken from the BRIT Award winner's highly-anticipated fourth studio album, 'Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose' (HBAHBL), confirmed for release on May 4th.
Premiered by Annie-Mac as her 'Hottest Record' on Radio 1 last night, 'Guess Again' is yet another showcase of Plan B's endless musical versatility. The politically charged anthem pairs Drew's signature vocals with a pounding dance-hall beat. Drew lends his own writing and production talent to the track along with the help of FRED (Charli xcx / Stefflon Don) and Show N Prove.
Ever since he burst onto the scene in 2006, Ben Drew has been a truly
irrepressible figure in the UK's musical landscape. His debut album 'Who
Needs Actions When You Got Words', an incendiary scream of anger and
pride from the streets of East London, broke new ground for UK hip hop.
With his sophomore album, 2010's 'The Defamation Of Strickland Banks', Drew explored his lifelong passion for soul marrying the genre with hip hop in perfect harmony, the album went on to achieve quadruple-platinum status, hitting the #1 album spot and selling over 1.4 million copies in the UK alone, plus seeing him win both a BRIT and three Ivor Novello Awards. Always pushing his creative boundaries, Drew then turned his hand to directing and made his directorial debut with 2012's 'iLL Manors'.
The film, along with its accompanying album, saw him boldly addressing socio-political issues with his often brutal cultural commentary, seeing Ben nominated for his fifth BRIT Award, being nominated for his first Mercury Music prize, and once again hitting #1 in the UK album chart.
Plan B will be embarking on his first tour in almost 6 years this April.
Kicking off in Manchester on 26th April, the tour will then visit Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Southend and Bristol, before finishing up at London's O2 Brixton Academy on May 3rd.
14 Mar, 2019
Plan B will play the Witcombe Cider Festival in Gloucestershire, on 24th August.
25 Feb, 2019
Boardmasters festival takes place in Newquay, Cornwall from 7th-11th August and features Primary Talent International artists:
Friday 9th August
Saturday 10th August
Sunday 11th August
05 Feb, 2019
Dizzee Rascal & Plan B will play at Boardmasters 2019 in Cornwall.
13 Aug, 2018
The Rize Festival takes place next weekend in Chelmsford, Essex & features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists.
Friday 17th August
...Brand New Friend
Saturday 18th August
24 Jul, 2018
The Kendal Calling festival takes place this weekend in the Lake District, featuring many Primary Talent International artists, including the headliners for Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights.
Friday 27th July
...Catfish And The Bottlemen (Headliner)
Saturday 28th July
...Plan B (Headliner)
Sunday 29th July
...The Libertines (Headliner)
other artists include...
...Fun Lovin' Criminals
...Basement Jaxx (DJ Set)
24 Jul, 2018
Plan B will be the Saturday night headliner at next weekend's Kendal Calling festival replacing Run DMC.
The event is Sold Out!.
03 May, 2018
Plan B's first solo album in eight years 'Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose', receives a 4 Star review in The Independent.
See his artist page for forthcoming live dates.
10 Apr, 2018
Plan B shares his video for the new single 'Grateful' available now, taken from the forthcoming album 'Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose', out on 4th May on Atlantic Records. See his artist page for new UK tour dates.
Plan B is featured in the NME.
07 Feb, 2018
Bestival will take place between 2nd & 5th August at Lulworth Cove, Dorset & features many Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists over the weekend:
...Mike Skinner & Murkage
...Charlotte de Witte
19 May, 2017
Plan B returns with a new track 'In The Name Of Man', taken from his forthcoming fourth album. It debuted as a Hottest Record on Mistajam's BBC Radio 1 show.
It is also accompanied by a "making of" video, ahead of the completed article, which will be released next week.
Ben Drew will make his first live appearance in four years at BBC Radio 1's 'Big Weekend' on 27th May in Hull.