The singer will return to Aussie stages later this month!
Image: Ophelia Jones.
New Zealand’s platinum sensation BENEE has shared her brand new EP LYCHEE, just in time for her Australian tour later this month!
Teaming up with Greg Kurstin, Kenny Beats, Rostam and frequent collaborator Josh Fountain, the singer takes a more experimental approach to the collection of songs. Pairing personal and vulnerable lyricism with upbeat bouncy soundscapes, BENEE breaks free from conventional pop, pushing on the boundaries of her signature sound with whimsical production choices that shimmer beneath her dynamic vocals.
“Being locked down in New Zealand felt like things were going to be like this forever and like I was wasting time. I was afraid that I’d run out of ideas or I would find it difficult to get through this writing trip. However, going into rooms with new production collaborators like Greg Kurstin and Rostam, and reconnecting with Kenny, was really liberating and actually let the energy I had been lacking back into my songs. There is something crazy about landing in LA from New Zealand and throwing yourself into songwriting. The exact same thing happened for me two years ago when I arrived in LA and wrote Supalonely on the first day. I love that this EP has the emotional breadth to channel much of the anxiety that I was feeling at home in songs like ‘Doesn’t Matter’ and ‘Hurt You Gus’ but then also switching to the new energy I found when writing ‘Beach Boy’ as well as ‘Never Ending’ which is my current favourite!” the singer shares of the release.
Set to begin on March 18 in Hobart, BENEE's Australian tour will continue on to the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, before wrapping up at Sydney's Luna Park Big Top on April 7. Along for the ride is Kenyan-New Zealand artist Muroki, the first artist BENEE signed to her label, Olive Records.
Listen to Beach Boy below.
BENEE 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Presented by Live Nation and triple j
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 26 NOVEMBER, 11AM
Live Nation pre-sale: Thursday 25 November,10am
Friday, 18th March Vandemonian, Hobart Oztix
Sunday, 20th March HOTA Amphitheatre, Gold Coast Live Nation
Tuesday, 22nd March Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane Live Nation
Friday, 25th March Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Live Nation
Saturday, 26th March Red Hill, Perth Live Nation
Tuesday, 29th March Thebarton, Adelaide Live Nation
Thursday, 7th April Big Top, Sydney Live Nation