What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
It’s hard to put me in one genre, I would fall under hip-hop, pop, and singer-songwriter. My sound would definitely be considered unique.
Give us a little bio about you.
I am a conscious, free spirited musician, who draws inspiration from traveling . I write music based on emotions. I grew up by the beach, in Rhode Island, and you can hear the ocean in my sound.
What made you go into music?
I began freestyle rapping with my friends. Over time my skills developed and it got to the point where I wanted to take music seriously.
Are you signed?
No, I am independent.
You released your single and video ‘Follow Me Home,’ tell us more about the single.
‘Follow Me Home’ is a song about needing someone. It was written and produced in my home studio, the visual was shot in Costa Rica.
What is the meaning behind ‘Follow Me Home?’
‘Follow Me Home’ refers to everyone’s need for someone else. It is a song about the special people in your life that you know you can count on.
Describe the track in two words.
Who did you work with on the single?
All of my music is created with my engineer and life long friend Thomas San Bento.
Will we see an EP or album and if so, what can we expect?
No, I am currently releasing one single every Friday on all streaming platforms.
Do you have any online shows coming up?
Nothing official as of right now but definitely be on the lookout.
What else can we expect in 2020?
We are currently working on a merchandise release for this summer. We also always have a music video that is being worked on. Every Friday we will continue to drop a single on all streaming platforms, and do not have plans to stop.
Do you have any collaborations coming up with any upcoming artists?
No, we do not but are always open to networking.
Would you be up for collaborations if other musicians wanted one with you? Who would they have to contact?
Of course, they contact my manager Liam @firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you play any instruments?
I play the keys and the drum machine.
Who are your influences?
I am influenced by Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, Of Monsters and Men, and Vacationer. I am also influenced by my older sister and parents.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
I write my music based on emotions. The sound of the music triggers feelings that turn into melodies in my head. There is no telling what way a song is going to go, I like to just let it flow.
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?
In five years I will see myself touring the world with my friends and family.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
I live by the beach and when I’m not in the studio that is where you can find me. Whether I am relaxing or surfing the beach is somewhere I’ve always called home.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to get more into the music scene?
There was not one specific song but Wiz Khalifa ‘Kush and Orange Juice’ and Mac Miller ‘Kids’ influenced me early on
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
The best advice I have ever been given is to be myself. I probably didn’t know how important that was at the time.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
I would tell aspiring artists to be themselves and to remain independent.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I’m a lover not a fighter.
Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?
Everyone must take a ride down Ocean Road to check out our incredible coastline and beaches.
You’re coming off tour:
1/ Where do you go first? My moms house
2/ Who do you see first? My girlfriend Jackie and my dog Pablo.
3/What do you eat first? A turkey sandwich.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Weed, lighter, papers, a laptop, and a good attitude.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Yes of course @bennyfreestyles on all platforms. We also just redid our website