Ben Hazlewood

Artist bio

Contemporary pop. Classic rock. Many points in between. At 26, Ben Hazlewood is a fiercely independent singer and songwriter who has the experience of someone twice his age, and a broad love of music that makes his own something timeless and wholly distinctive amidst a sea of aspiring voices -- as evidenced by his new single, "Wanted."

The New Zealand native has been singing since he was five years old and never considered a Plan B. He was a finalist on "The Voice" in Australia and has worked the globe from London to Nashville, where he recorded "Wanted" and its predecessor "Paint Me Black" with longtime collaborator and friend Duncan Sparks. "'Wanted' is a song about unrequited love and the angst and frustration, the desperation that comes with it," Hazlewood says. "It's a powerful plea to the person you feel more for than you have ever felt before. The last cry for a change that you anticipate may never come."

"Wanted" is the beginning of plenty to come from Hazlewood, who has recorded a wealth of material for his first album, targeted for an early 2016 release. Stay tuned...