Benee releases debut album 'Hey u x'

November 17, 2020

New Zealand’s platinum sensation BENEE unveils her eagerly awaited full-length debut album, Hey u x, today via Republic Records.

Fueled by one off-kilter bop after another, Hey u x sounds like the perfect lost Gen X classic made for Gen Z. Blending, bending and breaking genres like only BENEE can, the album boasts an all-star cast of collaborators, including Lily Allen, Grimes, Flo Milli, Gus Dapperton, Mallrat, Kenny Beats, Bakar and Muroki, and has already been praised by the likes of Billboard, E! Online, Los Angeles Times, NME, NYLON, PAPER Magazine, Pigeons & Planes, Stereogum, Teen Vogue, The Boston Globe, The FADER, The Guardian, UPROXX, V Magazine, Variety and many more.

Today, BENEE also shares the official video for her new single “Kool”—watch it HERE. Made in collaboration with the iconic Electronic Arts video game The Sims 4, BENEE becomes a “Sim” in the visual complete with the bright green crystal “Plumbob” above her. In footage akin to the instantly recognizable gameplay, countless outfit changes ensue as she wanders around the house actually controlling her Sim-self remotely. The nineties-style guitar, slick bass line and head-nodding beat provide the perfect soundtrack for her Sims adventure.

We are excited to host Benee on the Vines Stage on December 31st.