Benjamin Dean Wilson – “The Smartest Person in the Room”


Benjamin Dean Wilson wrote, produced, and performed alone throughout new album The Smartest Person in the Room, apart from fiddle contributions on the self-titled track from Maria Grigoryeva. It’s quite an impressive feat considering the liveliness evident in the songwriting and performance, evident from the opening, self-titled track in its likeness to Jonathan Richman, Harry Chapin, Randy Newman, and other acts that make successful lyricism and melodic pairings feel like an effortless, stream-of-conscious affair. The Tulsa-based singer/songwriter showcases plenty of unique charm and engaging songwriting throughout the six tracks on The Smartest Person in the Room, streaming in full below:

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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