Ben Vaughn is nothing short of prolific. The quadruple threat—singer, songwriter, composer and producer—began his career just shy of forty years ago as The Ben Vaughn Combo. In 1988, the artist transitioned to a solo career which spawned twelve albums including Rambler ’65 which is considered the first album to be recorded entirely inside of a car.
Though the veteran’s biggest success and recognition comes from his television composition work. Vaughn is the man behind the music for the theme songs of the iconic and legendary television shows That 70s Show and 3rd Rock from the Sun. During this time, however, he never stopped making music for himself; his career has given him the chance to work with amazing artists including Nancy Sinatra and Arthur Alexander.
Continuing to expand his already impressive legacy, Vaughn is celebrating the release of his newest single “Dancing In My Mind.” The song is a retro-beachy track perfect to groove to; immediately after listening, it’s not hard to tell this is an instant classic. In creating the song, Vaughn didn’t have to look far for inspiration, rather, it came to him. In a press release he states, “This song is about the triumph of the human spirit, I know that sounds grandiose but during these tough times I’ve been impressed by what I’ve witnessed in many people. Our ability to find happiness by going inside our minds amazes me. And boy, were we tested this time!”
To accompany the new single, the artist embraced his DIY (and lockdown) spirit to make a music video shot entirely on his iPhone. The music video is both simple and effective, showing Vaughn demonstrate his “hand-ography” while staring into the camera, encouraging watchers to imagine the dance floor in their minds.
Watch the music video below.
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