Super excited to have won the ‘Best Original Soundtrack Award’ for the soundtrack I did for Marlies van der Wel’s animation Zeezucht! Thanks so much Marlies, Halal, Sizzer and Zabut International Animated Short Film Festival.
Original from the album ‘STUDIO’ now flipped in a laidback, feelgood remix by US producer Pat Van Dyke. Available on all digital platform.
Special trip to Japan. Will do special guest shows with Sukimaswitch in Osaka & Tokyo. On June 8 we will perform in Billboard Live Osaka and June 14 in Billboard Live Tokyo.
Hope to see you at one of the shows.
Happy to announce performing in LA this april/may.
Attending the annual Musexpo conference and be performing at a Sofar Sounds session in LA. For more info & the LA trip story check out my Instagram page.
29-04: Sofar Sounds LA
1-05: Wood&Vine, Buma Cultuur showcase
2-05: Musexpo show at S.I.R. Studio
Here you can find all the ‘AOR’ shows i did sofar for Red light Radio.
Full tracklist available in description. Enjoy.
On Friday, the 10th of February my new single One Of These Hearts along with a video clip is released. Together with Vinylify, this single will be released on 10” vinyl with only 10 limited edition copies available.
One of These Hearts is written by Dean Tippet & Benny Sings and is from the album STUDIO, which was nominated for an Edison.
“This song is written by a close friend of mine, Dean Tippet. His lyrics go so beautifully with the music. They’re just like little puzzles. I wanted to make a small video for the track with only lyrics. I immediately thought of the Bob Dylan video, where he holds up signs. I thought that could be a good alternative to all those videos where they use all kinds of motion graphics to show lyrics. I also thought of that scene from the movie Love Actually, where the guy holds up signs to explain to the girl that he loves her. The lyrics for this video are quite dark and about breaking up. So then I thought, just put a man and a woman in a kitchen, let the man hold up signs and then you’ve got something that could evoke all kinds of surprising emotions.”
The ’one shot’ video clip features actor Tijn Docter, amongst others.
On the B-Side of this signed and numbered 10” vinyl record is an un-released bonus track titled Could Have Been There. Only 10 exclusive copies of this record are available and they can be won via this site: http://oneofthesehearts.bennysings.com.
Finally my album ‘STUDIO’ has been released in Korea!
The album includes 3!! bonustracks: Push Me Away, Real Love and the Beach House remix by Mndsgn.
Find your favorite shop to stream/buy ‘STUDIO’ here:
“Yes Dox Classics! My oldie Benny… At Home is re-released today! Be quick, it is limited!”
Dox Records & Music On Vinyl rereleasing my album ‘AT Home’ as a limited edition 180 grams vinyl album with 2 new, unreleased, bonustracks! It’s a special edition, with a few big and small changes to the artwork (the vinyl will be brilliant). I hope people you will like it!.
Official worldwide release date September 16. First pressing of 500 numbered copies on colored vinyl. All orders come signed including a small surprise!
for pre-order: click here
I’m coming back to Japan again! I will be playing Osaka and Tokyo, so I’m very excited. The show is going to be different than all my previous concerts. It’s going to be more unplugged and intimate (in a strange hiphop kind of way), and I’m really happy with this new setting. Brings the songs to life in a whole other way.
SO, see you in the Billboard clubs in September!
Super excited! I will join headline acts Questlove, Brian Wilson, Machinedrum and Oddisee at Northside Festival in Brooklyn, New York on 11 June.
Northside Festival first started in America in 2009, featuring music as well as venues for art, debate and innovative start-ups. On 17 and 18 September, North Amsterdam hosts a Dutch version of N-Festival with dozens of bands from Brooklyn, Amsterdam and elsewhere.
On June 7 i will also perform along Bombay & Blue Crime at the Dutch Sounds NYC showcase gig at Pianos.
Check out my latest new jam ‘I Miss You More Than I Thought’ out now via the ‘Spring in Jakarta’ compilation. Free download via Bandcamp
Mndsgn (Stones Throw) made a great remix of the track ‘The Beach House’. You can listen to it below. The remix is available as free download over at Bandcamp.
Okayplayer also picked up on the remix and wrote about it.
I’m nominated for an Edison Pop in the category ‘Alternative’ with my latest album ‘STUDIO’.
The ‘Edison Pop’ is one of the most prestigious music awards you can get in Holland, so yes i’m proud!
The winners will be handed their award on March 21 at the Harbour Club in Amsterdam.
Hey people, played a little gig at Tiny Desk. Feel super fortunate to have been given a chance to play there.