For already ten years Benny Sings has been active as a singer and producer. In that time he managed to have many successes on his name. These successes from previous albums are now bundled on his new The Best Of Benny Sings album which comes out on October 5th in the Benelux. The album will be available earlier in America, France, Japan, Korea and the rest of the world via Fat Beats distribution. With the world wide release new shows are planned in Japan, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
Fans from all around the world helped selecting the songs for this album. Some Day and Little Things where made earlier with the band We’ll Make It Right. Especially for this Best Of album, a new, own version of Some Day was made. Can You Believe It’s Magic will be the first single to be released. This song is originally from the album ART US edition and will now be available global for everyone to hear. The single will be supported with a video clip and an exclusive 7” vinyl release (which comes out worldwide at the beginning of October via Fat Beats America). For the recording of the two completely new tracks Fake Love and Rebuilding The Omega Man Benny went into the studio with his full band since a long time. Both songs are experiments for his upcoming fifth album.
Watch the Can You Believe It’s Magic video here.
Benny Sings managed to make a deep impression on press and audience since his debut album Champagne People (2003). The album was received very well by press (‘A revelation!’, ‘Rare originally’) and gave Benny Sings recognition. He played a couple of big festivals and won prizes, including the Essent Award in 2004. The album also received good critics abroad, where it was released on vinyl by Kindred Spirits/Rush Hour. His second album I Love You (2005), got again worldwide recognition and was received very well: the renowned BBC DJ Gilles Peterson became fan and in France the song Little Donna became a radio-hit on Radio Nova. A small European tour followed.
Benny also reached Japan where he established success with his third album Benny.. At Home (2007). America was also reached with a lot of good reviews including a big front-page article on Okayplayer.com (the website of Questlove and The Roots, the best visited hip hop site in the world). With his last album ART (2011) Benny, after earlier conquering Asia, had his breakthrough in America and a worldwide release with Fat Beats followed. He toured Japan in 2011, had a performance on national television at De Wereld Draait Door, live performances at every non-commercial radio station, international airplay on BBC Radio 1 (Gilles Peterson), BBC Radio 2 (Jamie Cullum), KCWR Los Angeles (Anthony Valadez), Studio Brussel (Lefto), the song Little Donna in an episode of Girls on HBO and an European tour as support act of Mayer Hawthorne. For this tour, Benny Sings and his band toured in March 2012 in 6 countries and played in 18 different cities. His success wasn’t unnoticed, after this tour followed a show on the London Traction festival (curated by Gilles Peterson), shows in Lithuania, on Dutch festivals and a tour through France.