Interview: Quickfire with Alec Benjamin

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Amassing over a billion career streams to date, it’s safe to say that American singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin has become somewhat of a pop phenomenon.

Since the release of his 2018 hit ‘Let Me Down Slowly’, Benjamin’s music has hit the mainstream in an impressive and significant way, garnering millions of fans across social media and filling venues across the globe on tours.

With his forthcoming EP ‘(Un)Commentary’ on the horizon, here’s some quickfire questions we asked Benjamin to answer.

What inspires you the most to write your songs?

It can be a plethora of different things… Most often it’s a phrase or a word that someone says to me that I feel incapsulates an emotion I am currently feeling. Sometimes it’s a movie or another piece of art that moves me. It’s just life in general that is inspiring! 

Who would be your ultimate dream collaboration be with, and why?

Elon Musk because his brain is so fascinating. He is an enigma to me and I’d love to have the opportunity to spend time with him. I want to be the first artist to perform on Mars. 

If there’s one song from your catalogue that you wish everyone in the world could listen to, which one would it be?

My song ‘If We Have Each Other. That song is about the importance of family and I think it has a good message. 

You are out on the road soon playing across the US and at Festivals. What are you most looking forward to when you tour?

Getting to sing live for people! So much of the interaction I’ve had for the past few years with the outside world has been virtual… I can’t wait to be face to face with other humans again!

Can you tell us more about your new record, (Un)Commentary?

The name is supposed to convey the idea that this record is my uncommon commentary on the world. I thought it would be fun to make a new word to encapsulate the theme of this record. I can’t wait for people to hear it.

Pre-save (Un)Commentary here.

Alec Benjamin