Benee - Fire On Marzz EP
On her new album, Fire On Marzz, New Zealand singer/songwriter Benee joins the ranks of artists like Clairo, Mallrat, and others in proving once again that new-age, âbedroom popâ is helping mainstream music move in the right direction. The Auckland-born songstress flows smoothly over up-tempo drumbeats and groovy basslines on tracks like Soaked and Evil Spider, with other songs taking a more relaxed and smooth R&B tone, as shown by Wishful Thinking and Want Me Back slowing things down and taking it easy. At only 19, Benee creates a seemingly vulnerable and reflective project full of emotion, while still maintaining the radio-friendly style and sound that got her close to the top of the New Zealand Hot 40. While itâs not an artistic masterpiece by any means, this album has undeniable mass appeal, which is partially what makes it so great. It is a glimpse into the future of the radio, if there is one, and one of those albums that you could turn on at a kickback and nobody would complain. Benee is an exciting new face in the industry, and sheâs clearly just getting started.
Author: Frank McLaughlin
"Outside of the working world, music is something I invest a lot of time in, in more ways than one. I could spend hours on my SoundCloud timeline, Apple Music, or YouTube discovering new artists to listen to and enjoy. I have channeled this love into brief music reviews that can be found in the appropriate part of this website, and more recently, the First State Studios website. I have also begun to produce music myself, learning the ins and outs of Ableton, Serum, Audacity, and other necessary software, and it still remains one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. It has sparked a love for learning new technologies and software and is something I hope to continue to grow with. I feel that my lifelong interest in the technical side of creative arts combined with my newfound analytical knowledge combine perfectly to serve me well in the marketing and advertising realm."