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  • City Pop
    2019

    Release year: February 22, 2019

    Out via Stones Throw Records / Victor Entertainment / AAA Label Services

  • Beat Tape
    2018

    Release year: June, 2018

    Out via Sings Records

  • Studio
    2015

    Release  year: 2015

    Out via Jakarta Records / Dox Records / Victor Entertainment

  • The Best Of Benny Sings
    2012

    Release year: 2012

    Out via Dox Records / Victor Entertainment / Ekleroshock

  • ART
    2011

    Release year: 2011

    Out via Dox Records / Victor Entertainment

  • At Home
    2007

    Release year: 2007

    Out via Dox Records / Victor Entertainment

  • I Love You
    2005

    Release year: 2005

    Out via Dox Records / Victor Entertainment

  • Champagne People
    2003

    Release year: 2003

    Out via Dox Records / Victor Entertainment

  • Carol & Tuesday
    2019

    Original tracks for Japanese animation serie Carol & Tuesday (Netflix)

  • Rex Orange County - Lovin Is Easy
    2017

    Co written and co produced by Benny Sings

  • Mayer Hawthorne - Cosmic Love
    2016

    Co written and co produced by Benny Sings

  • Faberyayo - Marine Biologie
    2019

    Co written and co produced by Benny Sings

“For more than 10 years, fans have been drawn to Dutch singer-songwriter Benny Sings’ ability to layer R&B, jazz and pop over hip-hop foundations.”
— NPR Music

Benny Sings released City Pop, his sixth album and first for Stones Throw in February 2019. With his signing to Stones Throw, he joins the label’s roster of artists — such as Jerry Paper and Mild High Club — in making music at the intersection of jazz, AOR, R&B and soul.

On City Pop, he delivers real-life observations and insights on love, holding together soft rock-inspired songwriting and jazz instrumentation with his leading piano and distinctive vocal. The album was inspired by and written in cities all over the world, including New York, LA, Tokyo, Paris and Benny’s hometown of Amsterdam.

Benny Sings debuted in 2003 with Champagne People. Since then he has performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk (their only Dutch guest to date); toured the world with Mayer Hawthorne, and collaborated with the likes of Anderson .Paak, GoldLink, and Mndsgn. In 2017 he co-wrote and featured on Rex Orange County’s megahit “Loving Is Easy”, a collaboration that arose from mutual admiration: “Benny has always been a massive inspiration for me and my music,” says the BBC Sound of 2018 breakout star, “In my opinion he’s one of the most underrated producers and artists going.”

Like the 2015 album Studio, City Pop celebrates collaboration, with Hawthorne, Cornelius, Sukima   switch (the “Japanese Steely Dan”), Mocky and Faberyayo among the featured artists. True to the album’s name, cities from around the world play a starring role. Alongside collaborations with these Japanese musicians, Benny worked with Tokyo artist Ryu Okubo for the album art illustration. He conceived most of the album’s songs in Amsterdam at the studio seen in the DIY videofor his ‘Passionfruit’ cover, and co-producer Renaud Letang — who has worked with Feist, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lianne La Havas — helped bring his ideas to life in Paris’ renowned Studio Ferber.

Benny’s music has always been informed by his real-life experiences and relationships. Following Studio’s release his perspective on life totally changed. His relationship expanded beyond the “everything-is-amazing romantic explosion” to include marriage and babies — no less exciting, and still filled with ups and downs, but anchored in a sense of a shared future.

City Popis his most personal record yet, both in terms of his musical taste, with a strong influence of jazz and soul, and the moods he expresses. Lyrically, he reaches deep into both his experiences and his imagination. He celebrates naïveté and probes gloominess, opens up his heart and dissects his inner struggles. He even addresses his daughter, then just one year old, on the moving “My World”.

Throughout, Benny grapples with real-life love in all its forms: good and bad; romantic and realistic; epic and small-scale; familiar and brand new. The result is a collection of love songs as intimate as they are universal. He says, “It came together much more naturally than previous records. I finally feel free and confident in my writing, and this album feels like the start of something new.”

About Benny Sings

Benny Sings’ music could well be described as intimate lo-fi Disney hip hop songs. The terms AOR and Yacht Rock are often used to define his sunny 70’s and 80’s melodies. But it’s not all retro: Benny’s happy-sad songwriting, late ‘90s R&B beats and buttery production shape a sound bringing to mind the soundtrack to a just released indie comedy.

Besides his solo work, Benny collaborates, produces and writes a lot with other artists, such as Rex Orange County, Mocky, The Free Nationals, BEA1991, Mayer Hawthorne, Goldlink, MNDSGN, DATA, 4Hero, Yuko Ando, Sukimaswitch, Instupendo and many others. Benny also writes for commercials and films on a regular basis. Among others he was commissioned by brands such as Louis Vuitton, BMW, Uniqlo and Citroën. His original Benny Sings songs have been synced for shows like Girls (HBO), Easy (Netflix) and Nobodies (TV Land). He recently won the Zabut 2017 Award for Best Original Soundtrack, for the music he did for the animated film Zeezucht.

Press

Read more about Benny’s body of work in the 2015 Huffington Post article “This Singer From Amsterdam is the Best Artist you Don’t Know” -> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-grant/this-singer-from-amsterda_b_6770312.html

 

 

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