Somehow it’s already November which means that BENEE’s debut album ‘hey u x’ is out NEXT WEEK and she’s got A LOT of surprises in store for the release… 👀 Dropping on Friday, 13th November she’s certainly keeping us fed straight off the back of her dreamy NZ tour. Here’s EVERYTHING we know about the album so far.
She’s celebrating the release with an Immersive Album Experience and Pop-up Store
BENEE has announced an exclusive pop-up store & immersive album listening experience in Auckland! Get lost in a maze of Beneevision within the fully immersive world at 538 Karangahape Road Friday 13th and Saturday 14th November from 2 – 9pm.
The experience will also house a BENEE pop-up store with newly released merch and ‘hey u x’ albums at a special price. Check out the merch that will be available below!
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You can WIN tickets to her exclusive Album Release Party!
Thanks to Spark, BENEE will also be hosting an exclusive ‘hey u x’ Album Release Party on Thursday 12th November, where winners will be among the first in the world to hear tracks from the new album and have early access to the event & pop-up store.
If you’re a Spark customer you can go in the draw to win tickets HERE.
She’s collaborated with the likes of Grimes and Lily Allen
BENEE’s phone book is filling up fast as ‘hey u x’ features collaborations from artists such as the incredible Grimes, Lily Allen, Flo Milli, and Mallrat – “Oh my goodness, I still don’t quite believe that they’re all going to be on it, because I’m such a huge fan of all of their work.”
The album also features previously released tracks ‘Supalonely’ with Gus Dapperton, ‘Night Garden’ with Kenny Beats & Bakar, and fan favourite ‘Snail’. Also making an appearance is Muroki, tour opener and the first signing to BENEE’s new record label Olive.
Her collab ‘Plain’ with Lily Allen & Flo Milli is out NOW!
Know the feeling of seeing an ex out with their new bae? BENEE does, so she made a song about it. About the collab, she explained, “I wanted to make it a song someone could listen to when they find out their ex is with someone new. The feeling sucks, so I wanted ‘Plain’ to make ya feel like you have the upper hand. Lily and Flo Milli both have such cool sass, and both their verses really elevated the track!”
She’s dabbled in new “eclectic” genres including drum and bass
It wouldn’t be a BENEE record without a wild mix of genres! And if you were at her Spark Arena gig you would have no doubt got your step count up when she played new drum and bass track ‘Sheesh’ feat. Grimes. On the track, she told the NZ Herald, “I like the idea of shocking people, and people not being able to predict what I’m going to put out.”
Grimes will be featured on BENEE’s debut album ‘hey u x’, on a song called ‘Sheesh’. The album drops November 13. 🍄⚔️
— GRIMES CHARTS (@GrimezszCharts) October 15, 2020
Californian artist Terry Hoff designed the album cover
And you can win a 1M x 1M signed print by BENEE herself just by pre-ordering the album from JB Hi-fi (which also come signed!) Enter HERE.
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Hey u x….. Pre-order @beneemusic debut album @ JB and get your copy signed by Benee!!! PLUS…. everyone that pre-orders will go into the draw to #WIN a 1m by 1m print of the album cover also signed by Benee!!!* Pre-order here: https://bit.ly/3oyQYdS *T&Cs apply* @umusic #heyux
There are 13 tracks in total
1. Happen To Me
2. Same Effect
3. Sheesh (feat. Grimes)
4. Supalonely (feat. Gus Dapperton)
6. Plain (feat. Lily Allen & Flo Milli)
8. Winter (feat. Mallrat)
9. A Little While
10. Night Garden (feat. Kenny Beats & Bakar)
11. All The Time (feat. Muroki)
12. If I Get To Meet You
13. C U