New Zealand’s sensation BENEE unveils her new single “Snail” today.
On the feel-good summer hit, an upbeat bass line bounces between keyboard bliss as BENEE’s vocals groove into a chantable hook, “I’m like a snail, you’re a guy, kinda mad I can’t fly.” Electronic production, quirky nuances and entrancing delivery make this yet another unpredictable and undeniable anthem from the Platinum songstress.
Written and recorded with Josh Fountain shortly after New Zealand opened up from lockdown, BENEE was inspired to write the song after spending weeks in isolation. She says, “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.”
“Snail” follows BENEE’s recently released enchanting single “Night Garden” feat. Kenny Beats & Bakar, which has been praised by press across the globe, including Billboard, E! Online, Clash Magazine, Coup De Main, DIY, The FADER, HYPEBEAST, NME, Stereogum, The Sunday Times, Teen Vogue, UPROXX and many more. BENEE performed a stunning, stripped-back version of the song for MTV PUSH.
“Supalonely” feat. Gus Dapperton, which is now Certified Platinum in the U.S. in addition to seven other countries including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico and more, has amassed over 1.7 billion streams worldwide and is currently climbing up the U.S. Top 40 Radio Chart and sitting at #8 this week.
Earlier this summer, Apple Music announced BENEE as the newest Up Next artist, as she made history as Apple Music’s first Up Next artist from New Zealand. BENEE also made her U.S. television debut performing “Supalonely” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and she was selected as MTV’s PUSH Artist for the month of June.
Stay tuned for more news from BENEE very soon!
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