Rotating between an arsenal of instruments with punchy proficiency and singing with spotlight-grabbing swagger, Eddie Benjamin brings kaleidoscopic colour to popular music. Whether nimbly slapping out a fleet-fingered bass groove or belting on an arena stage, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, channels fresh fire through a classic approach. He may only be 20 years old, but Eddie Benjamin harks back to a live instrument-laden sound that’s equally heavy on classic songwriting, groove, hair-raising atmosphere, and feeling. His music appeals to the head, the hips, and the heart all at once.
In 2021, he introduced his solo style with the Emotional EP anchored by the singles “Diamond Eyes” [feat. Sia] and “Speechless.” Justin Bieber attested, “Eddie is the future,” and invited him along as a support act on the massive Justice World Tour for 2022. Now, the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based musician, perfects his own signature sound on his 2022 debut album, coming soon.
Eddie Benjamin introduces his upcoming debut album with a new single, “Weatherman.” Over lilting keys, Eddie begins “Weatherman” with a plea for brighter days. “Go tell the weatherman I said, I want it sunny outside today,” he sings. While the tone is uplifting, Eddie penned the song while battling anxiety. “I felt out of control and didn’t know what to do,” says the 20-year-old. So, he sat down and wrote this song. “It summed up all of these extremities and showed a vulnerable side.” With its confessional lyrics and heady blend of soul, jazz, and pop, “Weatherman” combines his many influences for a sound that feels classic yet uniquely his. “I’d like to expose this generation to timeless songcraft in a contemporary way,” he adds.
“Weatherman” is accompanied by a striking video, which highlights the rising star’s whimsical nature and love of all things classic. Colourful, cryptic, and full of mysterious figures, it’s a surreal, rich visual that suits the depth and character of the track. Directed by Tyler Yee [Lana Del Rey, G-Eazy], it adds yet another dimension to the richness of his textured sophisti-pop—upbeat yet complex, familiar yet new.
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