19-year-old indie pop sensation BENEE has released the video for her song “Blu,” taken from her critically acclaimed five-track EP STELLA & STEVE. Watch the video now below.
On the inspiration behind the video, directed by fellow New Zealander Charlotte Evans, BENEE says, “We filmed in this awesome, rundown, old theatre called Crystal Palace in Auckland. I wanted the video to have a pretty but slightly off vibe about it. The dress was made by a crazy talented designer called Olli, and the rabbit suit found secondhand did a good job of makin things feel weird.”
BENEE continues, “Blu is my favourite song out of the Stella & Steve EP! I also wrote and played the guitar bridge at the end of song, which is a first for me hahar.”
2019 has been a monumental year for BENEE, who is taking the world by storm. In just a few short weeks, her track “Glitter,” now certified Gold in New Zealand and Australia, has quietly become a viral hit on TikTok, resulting in over 250,000 TikToks and an increase of two million global streams for the song.
Not to mention, STELLA & STEVE received praise from various tastemakers, including Billboard, Pigeons & Planes, Refinery29, NYLON, Marie Claire, E! News, Idolator, Ones To Watch, Indie Shuffle and more, further establishing her an artist to watch for 2020. BENEE recently took home four wins at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, including “Best Solo Artist,” “Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” “Best Pop Artist,” and “Single Of The Year” for her breakout hit “Soaked.” She also recently wrapped her sold-out headline tour across Australia and joined Conan Gray on select dates of his U.S. “Comfort Crowd Tour,” performing three sold out nights at Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre. BENEE will kick off 2020 performing at Laneway Festival across Australia—see the full list of upcoming tour dates below.
Stay tuned for more from BENEE as she gears up for a massive 2020!