Eddie Benjamin shares new song “Only You” with Alessia Cara
Up and coming Australian singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Benjamin releases his new single, “Only You” ft. Alessia Cara. You understand HERE via Epic Records/Vol 1 Records.
Equal parts airy, funky and propulsive, “Only You” is an R&B knockout that evokes inner conversations between lovers. “Slowly chasin’…falling into your dreams”, belts Eddie on the bridge before the two artists embrace in hypnotic harmony, “It’s only you, it’s always you”, on chirping flutes . “It’s an intimate love song about my relationship,” Eddie says. “I’m not exactly the most manageable boyfriend, just because of my energy and extreme extreme.”
Along with the song, Eddie Benjamin shares the official music video today. Directed by Machine Operated (MF DOOM, Lucky Daye), the visual perfectly encapsulates the essence of the song, featuring a couple as they experience the complexities of different stages of love in a surreal world. See the video HERE.
Earlier this week, Eddie gave fans a taste of the song via a special performance for Vevo DSCVR. Vevo’s DSCVR series alerts music fans to the hottest new talent every week of the year, which has featured everyone from Sam Smith to Billie Eilis. Watch Eddie perform “Only You” and “Weatherman” HERE.
Currently, Eddie Benjamin is finishing his first studio album, which should be released soon.
“All the songs are pretty upsetting experiences that I’ve had,” Eddie says. “I wanted to tap into the real meaning of art. This body of work represents for me the most monumental and significant moments, and I just had to bring them out. It was not always an easy trip. “It was painful. It was exciting. I felt like I had grown. It was an interesting and beautiful process.
Released earlier this year, the album’s lead single “Meteorologistset the tone for Eddie Benjamin’s breakout year. Catching the attention of publications like Rolling Stone, Time and many more, the song has been listened to nearly 12 million times and reached the top 40 on pop radio. Plus, the fan reaction has been monumental. This spring, “Weatherman” was one of the top 10 songs used on TikTok in the United States at No. 8 and hit the Spotify Viral (US) charts. Equal parts infectious and soulful, the 20-year-old makes his desire clear on the song: “Go tell the weatherman I said I want the weather outside today,” Eddie sings on a piano pounding before the track unfolds into a groove that packed dance floors in the 70s. The song demands blue skies and sunshine – an uplifting beacon of hope in a tumultuous time.
The next album follows Eddie’s 2021 debut EP, Emotional, which received widespread critical acclaim. Upon his rise he was featured and featured in publications such as Interview, GQ Australia, Paper, Flaunt, WWD, GOAT/The Greatest, Ones To Watch, MTV and covered magazines like Wonderland., BASIC and Harper’s BAZAAR SG. People Magazine called him an artist to watch, exclaiming that the newcomer “will leave you ‘speechless'”. With the new single and Eddie’s stellar performance on Bieber’s Justice World Tour, which continues through July, it’s easy to see why.
Eddie Benjamin Tour Dates:
6/12: Summer Capital Ball at Wembley Stadium @ London, UK
6/14: Courtyard Theater @ London, UK
6/28: T-Mobile Arena @ Las Vegas, NV ^
6/30: Gila River Arena @ Glendale, AZ ^
7/02: The Forum @ Los Angeles, CA ^
7/03: The Forum @ Los Angeles, CA ^
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