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Pop / Rock 10/04/2021

Benny Sings' Music Featuring Mac Demarco, Emily King, Cautious Clay, KYLE, Tom Misch Out Today (Stones Throw)

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Benny Sings has released his new album Music today on Stones Throw. The 10-song project features collaborations across genres including Mac DeMarco, Emily King, KYLE, Tom Misch and Cautious Clay. The album leads off today’s NPR Music’s New Music Friday show (Benny is a 2-time NPR Tiny Desk alum), and featured at Spin, American Songwriter, DIY and beyond.

Tonight at 9pm ET / 9pm PT Benny will celebrate the album release with his first global livestream concert. He will perform selections from Music and his catalog with his full band, under the stars, at The Planetarium in his hometown of Amsterdam. Pay what you want tickets and more details here:

"Wow. I started releasing tracks for this album early 2020, and what a year that has been. I worked hard on finishing it the whole year, and it feels so good to be releasing it finally. It’s time to party. Can’t wait to share the music, let’s celebrate the year to come!” says Benny.

Music has recently been spotlighted via a Zane Lowe World First Premiere on Apple 1, KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic, KEXP, Lightning 100, BBC 6 Music, coverage from Pitchfork, The Fader, HYPEBEAST, MOJO, OkayPlayer, performances on international TV, La Blogotheque and beyond.

The singles released from Music thus far include “Rolled Up” featuring Mac DeMarco, “Nobody’s Fault” featuring Tom Misch, and “Here It Comes”, and have also over 15 million Spotify streams and counting, plus placements on a wide array of key playlists across Spotify, Apple and Deezer.

Benny’s songs are sophisticated and easy to fall in love with, earworming melodies and sticky choruses the result of years of craft that have made him the ultimate songwriter’s songwriter. Few musicians can claim to count Rex Orange County, (with whom Benny co-wrote and performed on the platinum single, “Loving Is Easy”), Free Nationals, Goldlink, Cornelius, Mayer Hawthorne, John Mayer, Rita Ora, Anderson .Paak, Kenny Beats and Mac DeMarco as fans and collaborators, but the attraction is easy understand.

“It's hard to feel bad when you listen to Benny Sings...a breezy, carefree collection of songs full of light and air” - NPR Music
“Benny Sings’ throwback groove...sounds like a cross between the Bee Gees and The Stylistics” - Consequence of Sound
"[Music] —like most of Benny’s work—is infectious and light, all while retaining a sense of deeper meaning" - American Songwriter
“Strangely uplifting heartbreak pop from this eccentric Dutch singer, beloved of everyone from Rita Ora to Mac DeMarco” - The Times UK
“An album that shines its brightest light on Sings himself...Music sees this prolific musician finally move centre stage” - Clash, 8 out of 10
“One of the most satisfying elements of Benny’s sound is its restraint, layers are minimal with every instrument earning its spot leaving zero clutter - ‘Music’ is clean listening at its finest” - DIY, 4 out of 5 stars
“Sings goes for sonic cohesion on his latest album...he succeeds marvelously” - GigList
“Benny Sings is ready to become a household name in his own right” - Sunday Mail UK
“The album is a blast. Berkestijn’s songs all traipse down the sunnier side of the street...Everything is so crisp, clean and minimal, which highlights the simple pleasures of his songwriting” - Northern Transmissions

Music Tracklist
Nobody’s Fault (feat. Tom Misch)
Here It Comes
Sunny Afternoon
Rolled Up (feat. Mac DeMarco)
Lost Again
Break Away
Kid (feat. KYLE)
Run Right Back (feat. Cautious Clay)
Miracles (feat. Emily King)

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