NEW ALBUM: ALEC BENJAMIN | (UN)COMMENTARY
Singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin has released his sophomore album “(Un)Commentary,” his first album in two years. More than two years ago, Alec Benjamin watched the world swirl in disarray through his television as the pandemic unfolded, which would lead to the cancellation of about 150 tour dates and leave the now 27-year-old to face and overcome his inner anxieties. Alec Benjamin shared on social media, “The last year and a half or so haven't been the easiest for anyone. I myself have had a lot of ups and downs. I spent a lot of time reflecting and trying to find myself again. It feels so liberating to finally share new music with you.” While the string of distressing world events left Benjamin soul-searching, the situation led him to inner transformations that ultimately brought him to create his sophomore album, "(Un)Commentary," which he described as reflecting “a more mature version” of himself. His new album comprises 13-track, produced by Aaron Zuckerman, Lenno, Sam de Jong, Sir Nolan, SixTwentySix Productions, Steven Martinez and Zach Skelton. He co-wrote the songs with Charlie Puth, Dan Wilson, David Hodges, Eli Teplin, Justin Lucas, Lenno, Nathan Fertig, RØMANS, Ryan Tedder, Sacha Skarbek, Sir Nolan and Zach Skelton. Benjamin said he musically matured in his latest album, using more live instrumentation and dialling back the use of his usual electronic production. This past year, Benjamin teamed up with 23-year-old Chinese artist Zhao Lusi to recreate his older song “Water Fountain” in Mandarin, and also did so on his own with “The Way You Felt” from "(Un)commentary."