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Benee’s ‘Lychee’ is eclectic, pop explosion

Still surfing the waves of success from her 2020 hit “Supalonely” and album Hey u x, Stella Rose Bennett, also known as pop star Benee, has a brand new project — one bound to leave fans breathless. Lychee is dreamy and diverse, flowing seamlessly from upbeat, bubbly pop to dark, lo-fi trap. Her unique synthetic sound pulses through the EP’s wavelengths with every twist and turn.
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Benee Enters The 1,000,000,000 List With ‘Supalonely’

Click here to read the full article. Benee is welcomed into The 1,000,000,000 List. The New Zealand artist (real name Stella Rose Bennett) and her collaborator Josh Fountain gain entry to the club for 1 billion plays of “Supalonely,” a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 following its release in 2019. The alt-pop breakup song caught fire on TikTok, where it became a dance challenge, and promptly made the leap to commercial radio and the mainstream charts. As NZ entered its first level-4 lockdown in 2020, “Supalonely” took flight, and Benee’s career soared. She went on to perform the song virtually...

Benee Conjures a Vampire ‘Beach Boy’ in New Video

Benee just wants a vampire boyfriend. On Monday, the New Zealand singer channeled her inner twerking witch as she cast a spell to get herself a blood-sucking “Beach Boy” in the video for her new song. “We’re by the ocean, think we need a break/Maybe this ain’t it, but I still want this,” she sings on the track. “Beach boy, be my bitch, babe/If it’s only for a day, take me out, but I won’t stay.” Backed by an Eighties horror film aesthetic, Benee channels an emo girl who isn’t quite sure of what she wants as she conjures a vampire boyfriend...

Watch Benee Manifest A Vampire In ‘Beach Boy’ Video

Benee has shared a new video for her latest single “Beach Boy,” in which she manifests a vampire boyfriend. The track will feature on the New Zealand pop star’s new EP, Lychee, which will be released on March 4. In the visuals, Benee gets a paper cut...

Benee Announces Her ‘Lychee’ EP With The Breezy Single ‘Beach Boy’

Benee had a big 2020 with her album Hey U X, and now she’s gearing up to drop more new music. This time, it’s an EP called Lychee that’s set to drop on March 4. She previewed the effort today with “Beach Boy,” a breezy indie-pop tune that builds nicely on Hey U X.

Benee Announces ‘Lychee EP,’ Drops New Single, ‘Beach Boy’

Benee has announced the forthcoming release of her new EP, Lychee, out March 4 via Republic Records. To celebrate the news, Benee released a new single “Beach Boy.”. Benee headed out to Los Angeles from her native New Zealand to record the new project. In a press release, she said the music came from a “great creative space” in spite of being created during “the craziest time in all our lives.” Benee previously previewed the project with “Doesn’t Matter.”

Bop Shop: Songs From Rosalía, Benee, Wallows, And More

The search for the ever-elusive "bop" is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new?. Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn't...

Benee Announces First North American Tour Dates Since 2019

New Zealand’s platinum sensation BENEE has announced her first foray out into the world since the pandemic struck with her 2022 headline world tour. The North American leg kicks off on May 31 in Montreal and makes stops in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. The 21-year-old artist broke through with “Supalonely,” her global hit with nearly four billion streams, and like many artists, has had to wait for a chance to tour outside of her home country again. Next year’s tour will be BENEE’s first time playing shows in North America since 2019.

Benee Imagines A Carefree Life On The Soothing ‘Doesn’t Matter’

Benee has mostly stayed out of the public eye in 2021, save for a cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” that she shared this summer. Now, though, she’s back with new music, as she shared a fresh track called “Doesn’t Matter.” On the calming midtempo track, she gets real about her mental health, opening the song by singing, “What’s it like / To not have to think about it? / It seems nice / Not a care, so quiet.”

Benee – “Doesn’t Matter”

About a year ago, the young New Zealand alt-pop star released her debut album Hey u x. It had collaborations with people like Grimes, Lily Allen, and Flo Milli, as well as the breakout TikTok hit “Supalonely.” Benee hasn’t released too much music since then, but today, she’s back with “Doesn’t Matter,” a soft and jangly song that she co-wrote with producer and regular collaborator Josh Fountain.
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“Supalonely” singer Benee is back with revealing new single “Doesn’t Matter”

Benee, the New Zealand singer who broke out last year with her hit “Supalonely,” has just released her second single of 2021: “Doesn’t Matter.“. The song is about her mental health struggles, and in a statement, she says, “This year has been very difficult for me and many other people, and I’ve had times that I’ve really felt my lowest. I wrote ‘Doesn’t Matter’ during one of these periods when I felt truly overwhelmed, anxious, and stuck. I was diagnosed with OCD, which actually helped me understand myself better.”