BENEE Unveils New EP Stella & Steve!
Benee unveils new EP Stella & Steve featuring collaboration with Gus Gapperton + takes home four awards at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards!
LISTEN TO THE EP HERE
[Of STELLA & STEVE] “a tight handful of R&B and electronic-tinged pop tracks that showcase where she is here and now” – Billboard
Garnering over 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and receiving critical praise across the globe,19-year-old indie pop sensation BENEE’s STELLA & STEVE EP arrives today – listen HERE! The five-track EP includes the irresistible pop bop “Supalonely” feat. Gus Dapperton, as well as BENEE’s recently-released viral hits “Find an Island” and “Monsta” and new songs “Drifting” feat. Jack Berry and “Blu.”
On the inspiration behind the EP title, BENEE cheekily says, “I am Stella and my car is called Steve.”
She continues on her “Supalonely” collaboration with Gus Dapperton, saying, “This one is a super self-deprecating song where I just take the piss out of myself being sad haaaa! Then BOOM, Gus Dapperton drops a twist at the end with his funky lil verse.” Gus chimes in, saying, “I loved the beat and BENEE’s vocals! The concept was highly relatable to me on the other side of the spectrum, as being someone who likes to go out more often than not. It was natural and awfully fun to write to <3.”
BENEE had the world talking on the eve of STELLA & STEVE, with recent praise from various tastemakers, including Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, Refinery29, NYLON, Marie Claire, E! News, Idolator, Ones To Watch, Indie Shuffle and more, further establishing her an artist to watch for 2020. Earlier this week, BENEE took home four wins at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, including “Best Solo Artist,” “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” “Best Pop Artist,” and “Single Of The Year” for her breakout hit “Soaked.” She also joined ROLE MODEL on his latest track “notice me.”
Fans can catch BENEE on the road throughout the end of the year and into next. First up, she will embark on her upcoming, sold-out headline tour across Australia, making a stop at Spilt Milk Festival. Next month, she will return to the U.S. to support Conan Gray on select dates of his “Comfort Crowd Tour,” including Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Denver and more. BENEE will then kick off 2020 as a recently-announced performer at Laneway Festival across Australia. The full list of upcoming dates is below and tickets are available now at www.beneemusic.com
Stay tuned for more from BENEE as she gears up for a massive 2020!
Vi·sion·ar·y - as defined by Google - is a (noun) person with original ideas who plans the future with imagination or wisdom. With both traits in abundance well beyond her 19 years, New Zealand’s BENEE redefines the word. Carving out a space between indie pop and R&B, she deconstructs modern “pop music” to create a sonic landscape all her own. Growing up in suburban Auckland, New Zealand among a community of creatives, BENEE was immersed in the arts from a young age, and after releasing a series of self-released GarageBand covers on SoundCloud, she was soon writing and recording at Golden Age Studio with producer Josh Fountain in her senior year of high school. Just two weeks after enrolling in university, BENEE dropped out with a now unstoppable and feverish conviction to pursue music full-time. After releasing her Platinum-Certified breakout single “Soaked” in 2018, what she refers to as her ‘BENEEvision’— or “the idea that all of my music, visuals and content contribute to a greater artwork.”—immediately hit home.
STELLA & STEVE TRACKLIST:
1. “Find an Island”
2. “Supalonely” feat. Gus Dapperton
4. “Drifitng” feat. Jack Berry
SEE BENEE AT ST JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2020
Monday, 27th January - Albert Park, Auckland, NZ
Saturday, 1st February - Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday, 2nd February - The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Friday, 7th February - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide, SA
Saturday, 8th February - Footscray Park, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, 9th February - Esplanade Reserve & West End, Fremantle, WA
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