Hailing from the countryside of rural Ontario, Benjamin Dakota Rogers funnels his penchant for starry nights and nostalgia into his stylized folk sound, reaching far beyond to include influences of roots, blues and country music. Better By Now, the title track from Benjamin's fourth studio album, is a folk-pop ballad that explores the internal friction people endure when pushing themselves to swallow bitter truths and move on.
Upon release, Better By Now became an overnight hit with playlist curators and streamers around the world. Subsequently his fan base jumped 62% in the first month’s streaming campaign and then 1071% in the second. Influential playlisters included Songpickr, Last Day Deaf, Chillfiltr, Grungecake, The Fresh Ten and so many more!
Even EAR TO THE GROUND raved:
"We cover a lot of acoustic singer songwriters around here, so when we do feature one it has to be good. Rogers is talented. The way he cranks up the intensity of the vocal on the “really oughta know better by now” on the chorus reveals something deep and satisfying. It’s disturbingly personal…it’ll rip your damn soul out."