Benny Sings short bio 2022
Benny Sings is a prolific songwriter, producer and artist from Amsterdam. Benny has made his name over a decade-plus career as a singer, songwriter and producer, most recently with the the critically acclaimed ‘Music’, released in 2021 on Stones Throw Records.
The album ’Music’ includes the singles ‘Music’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, ‘Rolled Up’ ft Mac DeMarco and ‘Nobody’s Fault’ ft Tom Misch and accumulated over 55 millions streams to date.
Benny has honed a signature sound while creating a colorful catalog of essential pop gems that have led to loyal global following, with fans including John Mayer, Anderson .Paak and Jamie Cullum. Benny Sings co-wrote and produced the international platinum-selling hit ‘Loving Is Easy’ (2017) with Rex Orange County as well as his chart topping album ‘Who Cares’ (2022). Benny collaborated with a wide range of artists like Kenny Beats, Cory Henry, PJ Morton, Marc Rebillet, Emily King, Goldlink, Free Nationals, Mayer Hawthorne, Mocky, Cornelius.
His music has appeared on HBO’s ‘Girls’ and ‘Love Life’ Netflix’s ‘Love Life’ &’Easy’. Benny Sings has also composed for brands like Apple and Kirin and songs for the score of the Japanese Netflix show ‘Carol and Tuesday.’
‘Music’ is Benny Sings’ eighth studio album. At a time when music is needed more than ever, to soothe and bring solace, Benny delivers. On the album’s title track, he sings: “Music, help me through this, whenever I’m down on the floor.” He explains: “It’s so easy to get overstimulated in the world today. We need light and air, we need something that energizes us.
“I’ll always be amazed by the magic of music – how something can spring into being that simply transcends everything.”
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.
Benny Sings debuted in 2003 with Champagne People. Since then he has performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk (twice) & played sold out shows around the world . 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.”
Besides his solo work, Benny collaborates, produces and writes a lot with other artists, such as Rex Orange County, Mocky, The Free Nationals, Kenny Beats, Mayer Hawthorne, Goldlink, MNDSGN, Cory Henry, PJ Morton, Yuko Ando, Sukimaswitch, Instupendo, Blackwave 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, Manor. His original Benny Sings songs have been synced for shows like Girls & Crashing (HBO), Easy, Nasty Cherry & Friends From College(Netflix) and Nobodies (TV Land) Apple & Microsoft.
He won the Zabut 2017 Award for Best Original Soundtrack, for the music he did for the animated film Zeezucht. Benny Sings also was one of the composer of the original music for the Japanese Netflix serie ‘Carol & Tuesday’ (amongst others like Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Mocky & Erlend Øye). The music video for ‘Not Enough’ was nominated or selected Berlin Music Video Award, Leed International Film Festival, Nederlands Film Festival, LSFF, Byron Bay Film Festival, Shorts Awards, Raindance Film Festival and won ‘Best Music Video’ at the Dallas Indepent Film Festival & La Guarimba Film Festival.
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