There’s a really good chance that you’re not familiar with the catchy pop of New Zealand’s BENE. The 19 year old had a Gold-certified hit with her track “Soaked” and now she’s back with a new track “Evil Spider” off of her upcoming debut E.P. due in Late June. Where “Soaked” was an obvious hit with all the trappings that creates, this new song creeps up on you and holds your attention with a mix of upbeat pacing and vocals that are as alluring as they are catchy.
The beat alone here should pull you in with its immediacy, though BENE’s vocals and cheery synths definitely pull you in. The song has multiple pop elements while her vocals have touches of R&B and indie pop that don’t disappoint and fan of either genre. The hook in the bridge should bring you into the world BENE creates and the way her vocals ease back in before the track ends makes you realize that “Evil Spider” could be another big hit for the Auckland teen.
“Evil Spider” is available to stream wherever you stream music and it can be purchased in all digital music shops while her debut E.P. from Republic Records will be ready to stream on June 28. BENE will be on tour starting June 02 in London, UK at Notting Hill Arts Club until June 17 at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY. A complete list of her upcoming tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Nicole Hajjar.