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Sep 23 • 7:00 pm PDT
Benny Sings will celebrate the release of his recent album Young Hearts and his 20th anniversary as an artist with a US headline tour. Benny will treat his fans to new music from his latest album ‘Young Hearts’ released on Stones Throw and will look back on his musical journey so far. The US tour is something Benny is very much looking forward to: “20 years of Benny Sings! Can’t believe it myself. What a rollercoaster. This anniversary makes me proud of what I have experienced so far, and at the same time, makes me excited for what is yet to come. Me and my band will do everything in our power to create the best party possible for our fans. Can’t wait!” said Benny.
For the new Young Hearts album, Benny joined forces with producer Kenny Beats, who collaborated with everyone from Gucci Mane to FKA twigs and recently earned a Grammy nod for his work with IDLES. The duo began working together after a DM from the producer. They worked on the album in Kenny’s home studio in L.A., where they jam and write with collaborators Kenny invited over – among them Remi Wolf, indie artist Choker, and songwriter Nami Ondas. Kenny and Benny continued working on the album in London, finishing it remotely in their respective homes of L.A. and Amsterdam. Kenny also had a hand in mixing and mastering Young Hearts – a true album-length collaboration. The album features singles like ‘Pyjamas’ ft. Remi Wolf, ‘Young Hearts’, ‘The World’ & ‘The Only One’. These singles landed Benny Sings a Spotify Time Square Billboard for the album, airplay on NPR, KEXP, Bandcamp, KCRW (#1 in their March top 30), BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6Music, and Elton John’s Rocket Hour Play on Apple Music. And this is only the beginning. Since his debut album ‘Champagne People’ in 2003, Benny Sings has been working continuously on his career with a lot of highlights in return. He scored a cult hit with the ‘Big Brown Eyes’ song from his album ‘ART’ (2011). Benny Sings is the first Dutch artist ever to be invited to play an NPR Tiny Desk Session. When he signed a deal with the renowned Stones Throw Records from LA in 2017, the fanbase quickly expanded, now including names like John Mayer, Anderson Paak, and Jamie Cullum. Benny Sings has been playing in sold-out venues at home and abroad ever since and accumulated over 1.5 billion streams so far.
KCRW Presents: Benny Sings at the Teragram Ballroom on Saturday, September 23.