Our next excursion takes us all the way down to Auckland, New Zealand as we introduce the pop sounds of BENEE. This talented new artist is only 19 years old and is making tunes that veterans would be proud of. Her new single Monsta is a great piece of mellow songwriting.
“I want to be a powerful, strong woman who people can look up to,” says BENEE. “I want to be honest, and I want to be myself.”
Her sound is very polished and mature, yet there is a nice simplicity to her compositions. This track in particular stands out because her vocals are natural and flow seamlessly. Most pop styled tracks I am sent always end up with a mad, complicated, crescendo or a painfully stretched vocal note, Monsta is not like the others, it is languid and cool. I am liking this.
BENEE has paved her own route into the music scene at such a tender age. She dropped out of University after two weeks and that has probably been the best decision she will ever make. Since, she has broken into the public domain with her debut single ‘Soaked‘ steam-rolling to 13 million streams on Spotify which culminated in her signing with Republic Records. She is now preparing for the worldwide release of her debut EP.
The coolest thing of all is that she supported her idol Lily Allen earlier this year at a sold out area show. Not too shabby a lifestyle for a nineteen year old. What a Legend.