Steve Benjamins has had an exciting 2017. His first single of the year, Silence rode a wave of success. After early exposure on Noon Pacific, Silence was featured on Spotify's official Fresh Finds playlist and several Sony Music playlists. That exposure drew an audience: Silence has been listened to over 250,000 times between Spotify, Soundcloud and Facebook.
Benjamins is hoping to continue the momentum with his recently released single and video Purification Ritual. Indie Shuffle called Purification Ritual "something special" while MP3 Hugger declared it had an "overarching feeling of greatness."
This years exposure has been several years in the making. Benjamins began releasing downtempo indie pop in 2013, when he released 2 EPs in one year— Dizzying Heights and Disorientation Man. He followed those up with Sightlines, another EP in 2015. Then in 2016 he released 6 singles.
Steve Benjamins plays all the instruments in his music— piano, guitar, synths, drums, bass— and is the sole songwriter. He frequently collaborates with directors to create compelling music videos that are unique to his music. He hopes his music falls at the intersection of vulnerability and intelligence.
He is currently working on a new EP called Manhood. It will be released late 2017.