Listen To: Bene – “Evil Spider”

Posted by Greg on May 9, 2019 in Music |

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Not sure how to describe “Evil Spider,” the latest single from New Zealand singer-songwriter Bene. Coasting on the vibe of The Cardigans seminal hit “Lovefool” and maybe perhaps MGMT, the song is an exercise in minimalist pop and contemporary R&B (think Ariana Grande) that builds on the veneer of fellow Kiwi Lorde but is infinitely breezier, vernal and utterly entrancing.

Bene is no stranger to chart success. Her chart-topping hit “Soaked,” which scaled Spotify’s Viral Charts, has accumulated over 17 million streams to date, has charted on Australia’s Triple J radio’s Hottest 100 of 2018 and also held the #1 spot on New Zealand’s Shazam Top 100 for two months. Oh yeah, she also went gold in both New Zealand and Australia.

Not bad for 19 years old.

In support of “Evil Spider” and her upcoming debut EP, Bene will be performing at New York’s Mercury Lounge on June 17th. Tickets are available now here.

Remember the name: Bene. This gal, yeah, she’s going places.

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