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BENEE Announces LYCHEE EP, Shares “Beach Boy”: Stream

The seven-track project arrives in March

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Benee, photo by Adam Bryce
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    BENEE has announced the forthcoming release of her new EP LYCHEE, out March 4th via Republic Records. She also shared the single “Beach Boy.”

    To record the follow-up to her 2020 breakout Hey U X, the rising star headed out to Los Angeles from her native New Zealand. In a press release, she said the music came from a “great creative space” in spite of being created during “the craziest time in all our lives.” BENEE previously previewed the project with “Doesn’t Matter.”

    On “Beach Boy,” BENEE croons over gently sunny pop production from hitmaker Greg Kurstin. “Drive me crazy on the freeway/ You go to fast I get upset babe,” she sings. “And I hate it, but I just fake it/ Beach boy be my bitch babe if it’s only/ For a day, take me out but I won’t stay.”

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    “‘Beach Boy’ is pure fantasy, set in LA,” she said in a statement. “It’s about being happy alone, but still wanting some love; wanting the thrill without the pain. It was the first time I’d worked with Greg Kurstin, and it was so sick… we got on super well, and I love this track… I think it is perfect for cruising down the freeway with the top down.”

    In support of the project, BENEE will embark on a North American headlining tour beginning on May 31st in Montreal before heading stateside with stops in Washington D.C., Seattle, Los Angeles, and more, as well as festival sets at Governors Ball and Bonnaroo. Check out the itinerary below, and snag tickets for the tour here.

    Stream the lyric video for “Beach Boy” below, followed by the EP’s full tracklist.

    LYCHEE Track Listing:
    01. Beach Boy
    02. Soft Side
    03. Hurt You Gus
    04. Never Ending
    05. Marry Myself
    06. Doesn’t Matter
    07. Make You Sick

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    BENEE 2022 Tour Dates:
    05/31 — Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
    06/01 — Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
    06/03 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
    06/04 — Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
    06/06 — Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
    06/07 — Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
    06/08 — Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    06/11 — New York, NY @ Governors Ball
    06/14 — Boston, MA @ House of Blues
    06/15 — Philadelphia, PA @Theatre of Living Arts
    06/17 — Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
    06/18 — Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
    06/21 — Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    06/22 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
    06/24 — Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    06/25 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    06/26 — Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
    06/28 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre
    06/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

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