“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.
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