Ben Drysdale’s debut solo single, ‘If I Don’t Lie Down,’ is a triumphant entry into his indie folk project, showcasing not just his songwriting prowess but his journey of self-belief and perseverance. Crafted during a sleepless night in Hawaii, the song resonates with the urgency and excitement of a creative mind on the brink of discovery. Drysdale’s experience at the Hawaii Songwriting Festival, fueled by a grant from artsACT, clearly left an indelible mark on him, and this song is a testament to that transformative time.

Co-written with Portland-based artist Drew Barbes and produced by Guy Lilleyman at Amberly Studios in Canberra, with mastering done at Puzzle Factory Sound Studios in London, ‘If I Don’t Lie Down’ is a rich tapestry of sounds and emotions. The song blends elements of folk with an indie sensibility, creating an atmosphere that is both intimate and invigorating.

The track stands out for its infectious energy and hopeful message. Drysdale encourages listeners to push past self-doubt and pursue their dreams with unrelenting passion. His lyrics are both introspective and universal, making ‘If I Don’t Lie Down’ not just a song, but a rallying cry for anyone needing a boost of inspiration.

Having honed his craft since 2004, performing around Canberra and the East coast of Australia, both solo and with various bands, Drysdale’s experience and maturity shine through in this track. It is a song that oscillates between the vulnerability of the human condition and the triumphant spirit of overcoming adversity.

‘If I Don’t Lie Down’ is more than just a song; it’s a journey through the highs and lows of pursuing one’s dreams. It’s a foot-stomping anthem that combines the rawness of folk with the energy of indie music, making it a must-listen for fans of the genre and a fantastic introduction to Ben Drysdale’s solo work.