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BENEE Announces New EP + Releases New Song 'Monsta'

01 November 2019 - 0 Comments

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 Main celebrating “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, Denver and more. The full list of dates is below and tickets are available now at www.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 Watch and many more.

SEE BENEE AT ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2020

Monday, 27th January - Albert Park, Auckland, NZ

Saturday, 1st February - Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, 2nd February - The Domain, Sydney, NSW

Friday, 7th February - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, SA

Saturday, 8th February - Footscray Park, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday, 9th February - Esplanade Reserve & West End, Fremantle, WA

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