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Benny Sings Releases New Album ‘Young Hearts’

Dutch musician Benny Sings has released his latest album, Young Hearts, through Stones Throw Records. The album features a bossa nova-inspired track, “Pyjamas,” which includes the vocals of Remi Wolf and a music video directed by her. In an interview for The Talkhouse, Benny Sings was described as a creator of “breezy songs that easily get stuck in your head.”

For Benny Sings, music is not just an art form but a job that contributes to making the world a better place. He initially wanted to be a baker or a paver, but ultimately chose music as his medium for making a difference. He has been refining his craft for over 20 years, and his latest album showcases the culmination of his hard work.

Young Hearts is Benny Sings’ debut album recorded with a single producer, Kenny Beats, who is known for working with some of the biggest names in the music industry. The two connected through direct messages and jammed together in Benny’s home studio in Los Angeles, inviting collaborators to join in and share stories, melodies, and adlibs. The album features a cast of fictional characters who are lovable losers, relatable to anyone who has ever felt like an outsider.

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Album Art By BrÁUlio Amado

Benny Sings typically writes autobiographical songs, but on Young Hearts, he ventures outward and creates stories around characters who have their own quirks and challenges. In “Pyjamas,” Benny sings about a guy who would rather watch a documentary than engage in intimacy, while “The World” takes on a nostalgic feel and encourages listeners to live in the moment. “The Only One” describes an obsessive romantic who daydreams about someone who doesn’t even know he exists, and the title track imagines a pair of young lovers-turned-addicts chasing pleasure through drugs.

The common thread throughout the album is the antihero, a central theme in Benny Sings’ music. He deeply sympathizes with people who struggle and feel like they don’t fit in because he sees himself as one of them. “At my core, it’s who I am,” he says. His hope is that listeners will hear these songs and feel empowered to rescue the day, even if they don’t feel like Superman.

Benny Sings’ Young Hearts is a musical journey that showcases his evolution as an artist and his ability to craft relatable stories that resonate with listeners. The album celebrates imperfection and a reminder that it’s okay to be a lovable loser. Benny Sings’ music is a testament to the power of perseverance and the importance of staying true to oneself.

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Benny Sings – Young Hearts Tracklist

  1. Young Hearts
  2. The Only One
  3. Simple Love Songs
  4. Pyjamas (feat Remi Wolf)
  5. The World
  6. Distance
  7. Love Will Find A Way
  8. Moviestar
  9. Let’s Go
  10. Take Your Time

Benny Sings Tour Dates:

  • March 24 – Roeselare, Belgium @ TRAX
  • March 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso [sold out]
  • March 28 – London, UK @ KOKO
  • March 29 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
  • March 30 – Berlin, Germany @ Lido
  • April 5 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Maassilo
  • April 6 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli Vredenburg [sold out]
  • June 9 – Søndermarken, Denmark @ Syd For Solen
  • July 9 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ North Sea Jazz Festival
  • July 14 – Meco Sesimbra, Portugal @ Super Bock Super Rock

 

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