Ask Me Anything is the second track, and the second single, from the eponymous Bennett Wilson Poole album (reviewed here), and one that arrives on the scene a week before the album.
There are perhaps more radio-friendly tracks on the record, but this one demonstrates the key elements that make this project so special: BWP swapping verses, a glorious harmony-driven chorus, and an epic guitar solo, this time allied to a mysterious lyrical menace and a heavier musical tone.
The song, co-written by Danny and Robin over FaceTime and a few glasses of wine, lent itself to a very different video treatment after the railway antics of “Soon Enough” and the light comedy of “The Wilson General Store”. This time, director Martyn Chalk took inspiration from 60s and 70s spy movies, with Oxford’s social enterprise micro-brewery The Tap Social Movement (scene of BWP’s first ever gig, in fact) doubling as a vaguely Kafkaesque den of subterfuge.
Directed & Edited by Martyn Chalk
Production Manager Barrie Chalk
Director of Photography Boyd Skinner
Camera Operator Caleb Lyndsay
Grade by Tom Dixon
Cameo Border Guard: Boyd Skinner
Produced by ChalkStar Films
Special thanks to Tess and all at the Tap Social Movement
Bennett Wilson Poole
After three sold-out London shows to preview the album, Bennett Wilson Poole embark on a series of appearances at indie record stores, followed by gigs and festivals throughout the summer.
05 April OXFORD Truck Store, 6.30pm
06 April MARLBOROUGH Sound Knowledge, 6.30pm
07 April BEXHILL-ON-SEA Music’s Not Dead, 3pm
08 April HIGH WYCOMBE Ramblin’ Roots Festival
12 April WITNEY Rapture, 6pm
14 April ROMSEY Hundred Records, 1pm
21 April Record Store Day: LEWES Union Music Store, 2pm | CHELTENHAM Smokey Joe’s, 8pm
31 May OXFORD St Barnabas Chruch
01 Jun BEWDLEY St George’s Hall
02 Jun Red Rooster Festival
08 Jun LONDON Water Rats
Pre-order Bennett Wilson Poole here https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bennett-wilson-poole