Alt-pop artist, Gus Dapperton has reunited with BENEE on his addictive new single “Don’t Let Me Down” today via Warner Records. The track, which a surprise Coachella performance during BENEE’s set last Friday, is the latest preview of Dapperton’s highly anticipated major label debut album, HENGE, arriving July 7th.
Danceable yet laced with melancholy, “Don’t Let Me Down” is Gus and BENEE’s first collaboration since BENEE’s 2020 RIAA Certified Platinum mega-hit “Supalonely” which has amassed more than a billion streams to date and marked Gus’ first entry on Billboard’s Hot 100. Today, Gus shares the follow-up “Don’t Let Me Down,” which comes alongside a striking video that highlights the pair’s unique visual synergy.
Gus Dapperton’s evolution is staggering as he officially enters a new era. “Don’t Let Me Down” and its new video offer a closer look into the world-building concept of the forthcoming HENGE album from Gus. He earnestly sings over a potent groove and guitar flourishes before BENEE joins him for the infectious chorus. Like “Supalonely,” “Don’t Let Me Down” is an irresistible earworm, and the accompanying video is just as captivating. In the visual, both artists’ penchant for eccentric fashion and memorable moments are on full display as they mix modern expression and vintage aesthetics through 1930s-flapper-era-inspired outfits in a candlelit house.
HENGE promises to build a new world. With nearly two billion collective streams across his career – the Warwick, NY native constructed the album with the concept of entering an underworld as the sun goes down and trying to get home before dawn—or risk being stuck in a time loop. The term HENGE refers to what is known as ‘Manhattanhenge’ which is a natural phenomenon that occurs twice a year in New York City, when the setting sun aligns perfectly with the east-west streets of Manhattan, creating a spectacular view of the sun’s disc as it appears to sit perfectly atop the buildings that line the streets.
He also will be embarking on tour this spring with indie rock outfit Hippo Campus starting on May 2nd in Colorado at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
5/2 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/14 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
5/15 – San Diego, CA – Soma
5/18 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
5/19 – Austin, TX – Moody Amphitheater
5/20 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live
5/22 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
5/23 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
5/24 – Chicago, IL – The Salt Shed
5/26 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
5/27 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit
5/28 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
5/30 – Columbus, OH – KEMBA Live!
6/1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
6/2 – Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
6/3 – New York, NY – SummerStage / Central Park