To say that BENEE is a rising indie-pop star is almost a disservice at this point. The breakout artist of the last 12 months has been releasing enchanting music and it looks as though the New Zealand sensation is set to continue her ascent to the very top.
Written and recorded with Josh Fountain shortly after New Zealand opened up from lockdown, BENEE was inspired to write her new single ‘Snail’ after spending weeks in isolation,
“When we were in lockdown, I was fascinated by snails. There wasn’t really a lot to be doing, so I would spend a lot of time outside looking at snails and would think about how they’re doing their own little thing and they’re all free. I just played around with the idea of being kind of like a snail and how I come out in the rain. Being stuck inside because of COVID, it’s kind of my lockdown song.”
Thick synth bass licks greet you to the unique project, almost acting as the percussion. As we continue, the tracks’ ever-expanding mix of creative elements and synths build layer upon layer of pop mastery, culminating in a busy song that you can’t help but find new ear candy with each listen.
With a chorus hook that just won’t quit, we would be impressed if this remains on your mind for anything less than the rest of your day at the very least.
Sounds like: G Flip, mallrat, Cub Sport, Vera Blue, HAIM, Remi Wolf