From Lonely Benson
Born in Melbourne and uprooted to Seattle as an adolescent, Lonely Benson began writing music as a coping mechanism for the transpacific turmoil. As his talents blossomed over a period of years, he eventually made the move to Nashville in pursuit of a songwriting career that included penning work for country artists and recording experimental solo material on a Tascam 4 Track. Not satisfied with his output, Benson took an extended break from music before returning with a newfound love for bossa-nova jazz and a goal to release a song a month alongside close friend and producer Will Pugh of Cartel fame. With a developed sound that he characterizes as relaxing, groovy, and equivalent to the experience of hearing music while stoned, tastemaker outlets like Indie Shuffle and Earmilk quickly began to take notice, describing his work as “upbeat-but-easy-going indie rock...with a psychedelic flare” and a “multicoloured daydream.”
Near the end of 2017, he built upon his surging momentum with a self-produced single called “Location” that showcased his burgeoning talents as an audio engineer and plans for a full-length record that was quickly funded via KickStarter support. Released on April 10th, 2018 the album looks to be a major next step in Benson’s blossoming career.