After recently treating us to his stunning five-track ep “Here, Then And Now”, Australian artist Benji Lewis is coming back to us this week with a gorgeous new single called ‘Peaceful’ which is sure to touch a few of the sweet spots.
Benji Lewis makes chilled, electro/alt-pop music which can be likened to a mix between Jeremy Zucker, Shallou and Emmit Fenn, and his latest single ‘Peaceful’ is a true testament to that fact.
As Benji delves into the story behind this new song he reveals what it has meant to him throughout these troubled times, and also hopes that we can all find our own slice of solace in his music.
“This is a bit more of a sad song, but it’s also a song about finding peace and calm during a time when things aren’t so great. I’ve been trying to enjoy the quiet times and the people who are in my life, cherishing the ways we’re able to communicate and just be there for each other.
Music has been especially kind to me. At times it has made me feel peace, calm and warmth, while at other times it has given me strength and confidence, or just made me want to dance.
This song is about finding those special moments that give you a sense of peace and calm when you need it most, and I hope my music can be there for you in some way as well.” – Benji Lewis
To help bring ‘Peaceful’ to life, Benji has teamed up with long-time collaborator and friend Maxwell Byrne, aka Golden Vessel, for the production and mixing process. It was created during a little writing trip that he took to Brisbane just before the world went a little crazy…
“Before everything went into lockdown this year, I was able to take a little trip to Brisbane for some writing. This included a few days with my friend and long-time collaborator Max (aka Golden Vessel).
He has the ability to create these environments where I can feel incredibly safe and comfortable. To express any words, thoughts, feelings and emotions, or anything else that I need on that day in his presence. He encourages realness. No masks, no tricks or too many trills from me. He certainly has a gift.” – Benji Lewis
‘Peaceful’ is available everywhere now including Spotify & Apple Music via AWAL.
Production by Golden Vessel
Mixing by Tristan Hoogland
Mastering by John Greenham
Artwork by Alexy Prefontaine (Aeforia)
Press Photos by Sean Pyke