BENY is on the rise. While the sentiment can be overused these days, in BENY’s case, it speaks perfectly to where the singer-songwriter is on his journey; from becoming a sought-after recording artist to harnessing a strong fan base, BENY has been undergoing tremendous growth this year, and his future looks bright.
In an interview with The Further, BENY shares a bit more about his musical journey.
Let’s talk about your artist’s name. As a musician, how did you come up with this stage name?
To be honest, I actually went through a couple of stage names until I realized the best thing to use is my own name. I believe people will have an easier time remembering a simple name like “Beny”.
You’ve previously spoken about being influenced by a number of artists like TheWeeknd and Daft Punk, do you still consider yourself a student of modern industry trends?
At this point in my career no. I do still get influenced by artists like The Weeknd but I get the majority of my ideas for music through underground talent. I feel that too many major labels control music so id like to give a chance at listening to other music.
When it comes to genre-bending, how comfortable are you in that realm? Do you collaborate with other artists/producers often?
I’m pretty comfortable with bending genres especially if it will achieve a unique sound. As a matter of fact, I have a few collaborations in the works with other producers.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from everything. I see the world from an artistic point of view so I try to draw inspiration from the people I look up to, other artists and my fans for sure especially because they inspire me to truly embrace being an entertainer.
So, what does the rest of the year look like for you? What’s dropping next?
I’m currently working on a short Sci-fi film that I’ve been developing with my team in an effort to promote my music. This will be my biggest project yet and the scale is grande!
I also have a few singles coming out with me collaborating with other artists/producers.
What are your career goals?
A major goal would be establishing myself in Canada as a synth-wave artist. I really want to dig deep into this genre and entertain people in the most unique and epic way!
I’m also hoping to get my short film popular enough that it opens some doors for me to explore acting even more.
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