New Zealand-based artist, BENEE, exploded onto the music scene in 2020 with her impossibly catchy viral hit, “Supalonely,” and impeccably diverse debut album, Hey u x. Since then, we’ve fallen head-over-heels for her undeniable blend of reflective alt-pop and have eagerly rinsed any new material from the camp. We’ve yet to find a BENEE piece we didn’t like, and with today’s release of her new EP, Lychee, it doesn’t look like that’s changing any time soon.
Prepare your vocal cords and your heart, Lychee is seven tracks of cathartic, dream-inducing indie-pop. BENEE’s ability to deliver introspective lyrics across a myriad of mediums ranging from the infectious bounce of the hyper-pop kissed “Soft Side,” to the punky, belt-ready anthem of “Never Ending,” leaves listeners more than satisfied both sonically and emotionally. No stone is left unturned as the creative Kiwi even counters the pristine sunny vibe of “Beach Boy” with tones of dark experimental bass on “Make You Sick.”
Whatever plans your weekend has in store, throw this new project on for an instant influx of vibes, you won’t be disappointed. Stream BENEE’s new EP, Lychee, below. Enjoy!