Benji brings out those good vibes.
After hitting us with “Is It Love” and “Ride” Benji Lewis returns with this more upbeat offering, “Away”, produced by PB&GJ favorite Golden Vessel (who also has an album releasing this month). “Away” is a warm, cheerful new single and a bit of an about face from his last release, “Is It Love”, which featured a much more somber tone.
Benji spoke a bit about making the song and meeting up with Golden Vessel after SXSW: “After a crazy week at SXSW in 2018 I went back to LA and got stuck into a busy week of writing. I had a session with someone new almost every day, and one of those was with my friend Max aka Golden Vessel, who I’ve created a lot of my music with. I think I was just feeling a bit tired, and wanting a bit more balance, and needed some more fun and outdoor-time in my life. That’s what this song is about. This story and words just came out of me, about wanting to get away for a bit, all I’m hearing while I’m in the studio are sounds of outside and wanting to be out amongst it. What also comes through is the stronger assurance from myself, to myself and my whole team. That I will not mess any of this up, (my music career or things for my team) I just want to be living and enjoying myself as well.”
You can find “Away” from Benji Lewis on our Tasty! Jams playlists for May.