Whilst it's super exciting to welcome all these new faces to the countdown, it's also extremely wonderful to have friends of HITS get involved again.
Every year when I message everyone to invite them to join us, we all have a collective "can't believe it's been another year" moment and I couldn't enjoy that more if I tried.
So yeah, it's been another year and we're all here again, celebrating another year of fantastic music with everyone on house in the sand.
Ready for day 17?
What is #HITSBC17?
HITSBC17 stands for house in the sand's Birthday Countdown 2017.
Throughout the entire month of February, we are going to celebrate house in the sand's fifth birthday.
(Because why celebrate on one day, if you can celebrate for an entire month, right?)
With the support from some of the finest artists and bands around, each day in February will be filled with an exclusive performance just for us.
Who is performing today?
He is singer/songwriter/guitarist from London, UK based in Berlin, Germany.
His sound blends an impressive amount of genres; from soft and calm acoustic tunes, to folky rhythms to souly jazz songs with sprinkles of rock and r'n'b.
Originally being from London, England, a lot of his songs tell stories about the little things at home: walking through the dark streets on the way back from the pub or using the London underground to see the person you love.
You can usually find Ben gigging with his band.
What needs to be said about this performance?
It's a super calming performance which is p e r f e c t for you, if you had a stressful day.
You'll find yourself relaxing and focusing on the song which is delivered in such comforting manner.
Whether you're familiar with Ben's sound or not, you'll dig this!
Here we go, check out Ben's performance of his song "Keep It Coming" and enjoy!
Where can we find Ben Barritt online?
Website | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram
Who deserves a thank you?
The fantastic Ben, who put some serious work into this video and is such a pleasure to work with every time and has been so supportive for such a long time.
What can we do now?
If you enjoyed this video and post, please help us reach more people.
Share it online along with the hashtag #HITSBC17.
We would love to hear what you think, so please feel free to comment.
And that's it for day 17!
Mega shout out to everyone who's been here since day 1 and has been so supportive of this countdown. You're all fabulous!
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Credits // Text: Vanessa Jertschewske | Image: Ben Barritt | Video: Ben Barritt for house in the sand