“‘Lost Control’ is a cry for help, to put it as bluntly as possible,” says Carter of the song. “The song sonically resembles my personality and how I deal with emotions. It’s a question or a prayer asking whoever is listening to give me a sign, give me anything to hold onto before I lose control.”
Benjamin Carter is a musician and entrepreneur who uses his music now to tell stories – heartache and love, addiction and gentrification, even tapping into the years of racial oppression he’s faced – in hopes of developing artists of the next generation to do the same. His desire in all his songwriting is tap into his exposure of varying genres encouraging the next generation of artists and songwriters to write songs not based on genre – but based on which instruments, melodies, vocal performance techniques, sonically help to best capture the message of the song they are delivering.
Benjamin describes his journey with songwriting and performing as what it looks like to be a “first generation child of the internet,” or more specifically, on YouTube. As a kid living in the Cayman Islands, he recalls vividly what it felt like to finally log onto YouTube at its start and watching Japanese Anime with English subtitles, while watching compilation soccer videos and Anime videos introducing him to bands like Three Days Grace, Linkin Park,Crossfade, and others. Benjamin lived on an 8 mile long Island, where his father was a choir director, youth pastor, and band teacher. He has called Washington, DC home ever since he moved there at 12 years old.