BENEE DROPS VIDEO FOR “SUPALONELY” FEATURING GUS DAPPERTON
ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR BEGINNING IN APRIL
“A Kiwi Pop Star In the Making” – Pigeons & Planes
New Zealand’s indie pop sensation BENEE returns with the video for “Supalonely” featuring Gus Dapperton, today—watch HERE! “Supalonely” is featured on her latest EP, STELLA & STEVE, released to critical acclaim in November.
BENEE worked with rising Australian director, Rome, on the video. Explaining how she wanted the video to match the song’s colorful and fun mood but also convey its contrasting lyrical theme, she says, “It starts with me being a lonely teen at home then turns into this weird dreamscape, where I end up dancing around with Gus who appears through a TV screen in the lounge!”
Gus Dapperton chimes in, saying, “It was a really seamless shoot, and the final product is a great depiction of the song!”
BENEE will be back in North America this spring for the biggest headline tour of her burgeoning career. The tour kicks off on April 21st in Santa Ana at Constellation Room and makes stops in Los Angeles at The Roxy Theatre on April 24th, Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 7th and more. Californian artist Remi Wolf joins BENEE for most dates on the tour, which promises to make for a riotously funky night out. See the full list of upcoming dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 7th at 10:00am local time.
2019 was a monumental year for BENEE, as her music buzzed on the hippest playlists with a fervent audience growing around her groove-drenched sound and quirky lyrical-take on the world. Her latest hit “Glitter” and breakout single “Soaked” have each passed 30 million Spotify streams, with “Glitter” featured on Spotify’s “Pop Rising,” “TGIF” and “Indie Pop” and Apple Music’s “Indie Pop” and “Pop Deluxe” playlists. The song is certified Platinum in both New Zealand and Australia, while “Soaked” is now Double Platinum in her home country and Platinum in Australia.
BENEE claimed four New Zealand Music Awards in November, taking home trophies for “Single Of The Year” for “Soaked,” “Best Solo Artist,” “Best Pop Artist” and “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year.” She proved her growing domination down under by taking three places in the listener-voted Triple J Hottest 100 2020 in January. The influential Australian song poll ranked “Glitter” at #19, “Find an Island” at #25 and “Evil Spider” at #52 among the best songs of the year. BENEE also recently performed “Glitter” and her own unique take of James Blake’s “Mile High” featuring Travis Scott for Triple J’s Like A Version.
Stay tuned for more from BENEE in 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 age, 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 Double Platinum-Certified breakout single “Soaked (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubE_ac2wYPQ) ” 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.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
February 4 Canberra, AU UC Hub
February 5 Canberra, AU UC Hub
February 7 Adelaide AU Laneway Festival
February 8 Melbourne, AU Laneway Festival
February 9 Fremantle, AU Laneway Festival
April 21 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
April 24 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre
April 25 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
April 27 Vancouver, BC Fox Cabaret
April 28 Seattle, WA Columbia City Theater
April 29 Portland, OR Holocene
May 1 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
May 2 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
May 4 Minneapolis, MN 7^th Street Entry
May 5 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
May 7 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 8 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
May 13 – 16 Brighton, UK The Great Escape 2020
May 18 London, UK Lafayette