Benji Lewis has a musical background; raised by two singers in an Italian family, music was a big part of Benji’s upbringing. Benji recalls, “When I was in my later teens, I found myself drawn to the emotion and beauty in acoustic music. Whether it was some piano or an acoustic guitar with a vocal part, I just loved the emotion and beauty it could sometimes bring, and how it could sweep you up and take you somewhere else entirely.” His new single ‘DEEP BLUE’ was produced by fellow Aussie Golden Vessel, who is starting to make a name for himself by making stunningly produced organic electronica. It opens with Benji musing on a past love, every melody is hook; underpinned by subtle steel drums and restrained percussion that sweeps in and out of earshot. At 1:13, the track opens up into a bass driven piece of alt-pop with some clear R&B influences.
“Me and Max aka Golden Vessel had gotten together in Brisbane for our first session of writing a year later, back again to create the next EP. I feel like this song came as naturally and magically as some special ones did the last time around. It’s about how good and passionate a connection, a relationship can be between two people. Most of the things I sing about I have been lucky enough to feel or experience. It’s about losing yourself in the moment with this person. Out at night. Really letting yourself connect and feel everything, on a deeper level with the night, and the person, or the people around or with you.”
I do believe we all want real love, a special connection. It is out there. For all of us who have come across it and experienced it, I think we are so lucky. If you’re in something great, be grateful and appreciate having that special someone. Hold them a little tighter, be kind, kiss them like you mean it. For those who aren’t in something right now, it’s hoping to find it, something real, that touches us deeper. And it being special enough, from both sides, to last.” – Benji Lewis
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