BENEE DROPS VIDEO FOR “NEVER ENDING” FROM NEW EP LYCHEE OUT NOW



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LISTEN TO LYCHEE EP HERE

Following the release of her critically acclaimed EP Lychee on Friday, BENEE reveals the video for her new single “Never Ending”—watch HERE. Directed by Devan Narsai and Riley Coughlin, the glitchy video shows a different side of the New Zealand alternative pop star, further showcasing BENEE’s evolution as an artist and her knack for pushing genre boundaries.

Of the video, BENEE says:

“From the start, I knew I wanted the ‘Never Ending’ video to be driven by lots of fast cuts and lots of post-production to make it a really cool visual trip! The video was made with two friends of mine Devan & Riley – Devan has a really good eye for shots & Riley is super skilled at creative direction. I also knew Riley would kill the whole post prod side of the project! This has been my favourite video to date as I just love how well it suits the song. It was a last minute decision to put my dog Tūī in it, but I knew she’d make my performance walking down the street feel more natural (.:”

“Never Ending,” co-written with and produced by Rostam, has already received early praise around the globe, with Teen Vogue proclaiming, “The smooth, mellow song is questioning and raw,” and DIY Magazine declaring, “The pick of the bunch is ‘Never Ending’, where ‘90s alt-rock guitars are subtly updated via a ‘20s alt-pop filter, paired with hip hop rhythms and the singer’s typically heart-on-sleeve lyrics for a low-key anthemic track.”

BENEE set the stage for the EP with the singles “Doesn’t Matter” and “Beach Boy.” To bring the EP to life, she collaborated with producers on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. In California, BENEE worked with Greg Kurstin, Kenny Beats, and Rostam. Back home in New Zealand, she completed three tracks with her regular collaborator Josh Fountain. Read BENEE’s letter on Lychee HERE.

This spring, BENEE will embark on her headline world tour. The North American leg kicks off on May 31st in Montreal and makes stops in Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and more. She will also be performing at The Governors Ball and Bonnaroo this summer. See the full list of dates below and at beneemusic.com.

BENEE’s dreamy alt-pop mixes her deeply heartfelt reflections on life in suburban Auckland, New Zealand with offbeat and often whimsical lyrical twists, all produced with a technicolor ear for cooked beats and unpredictable hooks. The 22-year-old broke through in 2020 with “Supalonely,” her global hit with 4 billion streams, and her follow-up Hey u x debut album was a vibrant musical world with guests ranging from Grimes and Lily Allen to Gus Dapperton and Muroki (another New Zealand teen BENEE has since signed to her own label, Olive). It was listed as one of Billboard’s “25 Best Pop Albums of 2020,” noting that BENEE “contemplates the woes of Gen Z with a keen ear for choruses and arrangements that oscillate between indie rock and hyperpop.” Stereogum praised its “quirky but impeccably produced pop music” and Vogue called it “13 tracks of heavenly alt-indie-pop.”

LYCHEE EP TRACKLIST

  1. “Beach Boy”

  2. “Soft Side”

  3. “Hurt You Gus”

  4. “Never Ending”

  5. “Marry Myself”

  6. “Doesn’t Matter”

  7. “Make You Sick”



BENEE 2022 WORLD TOUR

NORTH AMERICA – with special guest Dreamer Boy

May 31 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

June 1 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre

June 3 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

June 4 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre

June 6 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall

June 7 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

June 8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

June 11 New York, NY The Governors Ball

June 14 Boston, MA House of Blues

June 15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts

June 17 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse

June 18 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

June 21 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre

June 22 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot

June 24 Seattle, WA The Showbox

June 25 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

June 26 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

June 28 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre

June 30 Los Angeles, CA The Novo

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