From Lonely Benson
A multi-instrumentalist who kicked off his career with a track-a-month series that concluded in the spring, Lonely Benson has returned from a summer-long break with an impassioned indie-pop take on a Hall & Oates’ classic cut, “I Can’t Go For That” (No Can Do)” . Sunny synthesizers, suave vocals, and a groovy bassline give the track serious personality, not to mention a bossa nova influenced bridge, airy flute-work and all.
Benson has built genuine buzz around his project via coverage everywhere from Indie Shuffle to KickKickSnare, a coveted feature on Apple Music’s alternative playlist, and over a million streams on Spotify alone. The Australian born, Nashville based artist’s cover thus serves as a teaser for his long-awaited debut record (produced by Will Pugh) that’s slated to drop in January of 2018.
On the sound he’s looking to establish, Benson keeps it simple:“The intention is to create songs that set a relaxing atmosphere, calming the mind. I call it lounge-rock. You can call it whatever you'd like. ”
Lonely Benson has launched a Kickstarter Project in support of the new album, which you can discover here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lonelybenson/lonely-benson?ref=ex9xas