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EDDIE BENJAMIN

Reflecting on his approach to music, the singer-songwriter and producer covers our Winter 2020 issue.

EDDIE BENJAMIN COVER
EDDIE BENJAMIN COVER

“Having a really musically diverse bag of songs is one of the most important things to me.”

Growing up surrounded by creativity in Bondi Beach, singer, songwriter and producer Eddie Benjamin spent his younger years mastering every musical instrument and process he could. After years of practice, planning, collaborating with artists such as Labrinth and connecting with the likes of with Sia, this year the 18-year-old moved out to LA full-time to start releasing music of his own.

Citing influences from Stevie Wonder to Prince, Benjamin is establishing his own brand of pop-infused with jazz and breezy R&B. Whether he’s layering his effortlessly angelic vocals over a racing beat in “Fuck My Friends” or dreamy production in “Speechless”, his first few tracks have already demonstrated his range, both sonically and lyrically, as an artist. Following the release of his latest single, “Running Away From Home”, he’s now preparing to drop his debut EP.

Reflecting on his approach to music, Benjamin tells us about the early influences that shaped his sound, the friends and collaborators he’s worked with so far, and the personal experiences that have inspired him to write.

Pre-order the Winter 2020 issue below…

Photography
Scott Leon at Jones MGMT
Fashion
Gorge Villalpando
Grooming
Alexa Hernandez
Photography Assistant
Angel Castro
Fashion Assistants
Bree Banuelos and Breanna Garibay
Entertainment Director
Erica Cornwall
Editorial Director
Huw Gwyther
Location
MALIBU GIVES Sanctuary
Special thanks
Lenise Soren at MALIBU GIVES Sanctuary, Catie Combs, Aarron Rogers and Mike Spitz at VOL1 Records, and Nick Vinci and Derek Sherron at Republic Records
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