Alec Benjamin is an indie singer/songwriter and musician active since 2013. His breakout single, “Let Me Down Slowly” from 2018, has been streamed nearly one billion times on Spotify with the official YouTube video earning more than 352 million views. He recorded a Mandarin Chinese version of another single, “The Way You Felt” in 2021, which almost immediately went to number one in China. Alec Shane Benjamin was born May 28, 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona. Except for two years spent in Long Island, New York, Benjamin and his sister Logan were raised in Phoenix. The 2020 track “If We Have Each Other” was written for her.
As a student at the University of Southern California, Benjamin submitted a self-funded album to Columbia Records which included his later self-released debut single, “Paper Crown.” Although he was able to procure a contract, Columbia soon terminated the contract. To make ends meet, Benjamin took on a series of odd jobs, released music on YouTube and began performing in the parking lots of concert venues where he handed out business cards. A series of singles soon followed beginning in 2016 which included “The Water Fountain,” “End of the Summer” and “I Built a Friend.” The latter was used as backing music for the 2017 dance audition of America’s Got Talent contestant, Merrick Hanna. Benjamin released Narrated For You in 2019. This was a mixtape which charted at number 127, and which featured “Let Me Down Slowly,” his 2018 breakout hit. His debut studio album, These Two Windows, reached number 75 on the Billboard 200 and of its ten tracks, seven were released as singles. Alec Benjamin’s second LP, (Un)Commentary, is scheduled for release on April 15 as a digital download and will be available for streaming. The album’s first single, “Shadow of Mine,” has already been released. His next national tour begins April 9 at the Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane in Spokane, Washington.
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