Cypress – Running Like the Wind (Spotify)

“Bright acoustic melody, innovative, expressive mood and incredibly juicy vocals from Ben Higginbotham - all this indicates an extremely high-quality work and automatically raise it among the best of its genre.”

“Яркая акустическая мелодия, новаторские, выразительные ударные и невероятный сочный вокал Ben Higginbotham – всё это указывает на чрезвычайно качественную работу и автоматически делают её, пожалуй, лучшей в своём жанре.”

Artist shared few words behind his inspiration for this song:

"I wrote this song about being there for someone no matter where you are. Was definitely inspired initially by "You've got a Friend" by James Taylor; however, I was listening to a lot of Bruce Springsteen when we produced it, so by the end it had turned into a rock n roll track."

Cypress is the indie folk, singer-songwriter project of Ben Higginbotham. Born in Dallas but based in LA, Ben was inspired by his childhood spent glued to the piano and listening to the crooning voices of Texas singer-songwriter legends like Ruthie Foster and Lyle Lovett to pursue his passion for music early on.

Shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2017, Ben created Cypress — a soulful, emotional solo project reflective of his personal and professional growth. Evoking artists like Ray LaMontagne, Ben Howard, and Hozier, Cypress’ indie folk/folk rock sound is rich and textured yet melodic and straightforward — often weaving lyric-driven stories of relationships, family and coming-of-age with a reflective and nostalgic tone. With crisp, powerful lyrics and relatable, universal themes underlying each song, Cypress’ music shines in its smooth approachability and ease of listening.

Released in November 2018, Cypress’ first EP A Fine Line was recorded and produced in Austin, TX by longtime collaborator Taylor Tatsch. Cypress’ most recent single “Take Me Back” was produced by Floyd Fuji and released in August 2020.