“There’s more room than ever for artists who take pride in being different, and BENEE is one of the fastest rising.” – Pigeons & Planes
Averaging nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and receiving critical acclaim, buzzing 19-year-old indie pop phenomenon BENEE shares a brand-new single entitled “Monsta” and announces the release of her upcoming STELLA & STEVE EP out November 15th.
Check out “Monsta” HERE.
On the new song BENEE said: “Thought I’d give you a spooky lil song for Halloween! I wrote it about a real fear I have of being taken in the night by someone outside my room…I’ve been loving a bunch of Arabic music lately, and in the studio when we were working on “Monsta” I suggested we find a line which follows a similar double harmonic scale—which you don’t usually hear in western music! I love the way that part has come out in the song.”
“Monsta” arrives on the heels of the rising hit “Find an Island.” In a little under a month, it turned into a viral moment with upwards of 2 million Spotify streams and placements on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Pop Rising.
Not to mention, it’s attracted widespread tastemaker praise. E! Online said, “New Zealand indie pop upstart delivers our favorite new kiss-off track.” Refinery29 declared, “Wow, did this BENEE track stops me in my tracks,” while NYLON added, “I’m heading to whatever island she winds up on after this track.” Digital High called it an “alt-tuned earworm,” with Coup De Maincelebrating “BENEE is back!” Additionally, BENEE was recently named as one of Pigeons & Planes’ Best New Artists of the Month, stating, “There’s more room than ever for artists who take pride in being different, and BENEE is one of the fastest rising.”
Fans can catch BENEE on the road throughout this fall. First up, she recently embarked on her sold out headline run, dubbed the “Lil North American Tour,” which included a sold-out gig at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on October 21st, as well as shows in Boston, Washington, D.C. and Toronto. Not to mention overseas, she had a sold-out London show at Camden Assembly and an upcoming sold-out Australian headline tour making stops at Spilt Milk Festival.In December, she returns to the U.S. to support Conan Gray on select dates of his “Comfort Crowd Tour,” including Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Denverand more. The full list of dates is below and tickets are available now atwww.beneemusic.com.
BENEE recently made her mark with her critically acclaimed FIRE ON MARZZ EP, which features standout track “Glitter,” as well as her breakout hit “Evil Spider.” The EP has been praised by Billboard, NYLON, Marie Claire, Clash Magazine, Wonderland, Flaunt Magazine, Vice’s i-D, Idolator, Ones To Watchand many more.