Release Date: Apr 9, 2021
Record label: Stones Throw
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Pop
Now on his eighth studio album, Benny Sings has brought his usual sunny disposition to an LP that revels in pure pop songwriting. From the delicate piano notes of the opening track 'Nobody's Fault', to the groove-filled drums of closer 'Music', Sings' endless positivity and charm abound. What defines much of this album is the star-studded collaborative spirit that runs throughout it.
The Dutch songwriter Benny Sings whittles his chipper songs down to their foundations. "I'm not a very adventurous music maker," he told an interviewer a couple years ago. "If the chords work," he added, "what do you need more than just a kick and a bass and a vocal?" Benny, whose real name is Tim van Berkestijn, has made a study and a production line out of that approach.