Alec Benjamin’s new single ‘Jesus in LA’ tackles the realities of young celebrity fame, highlighting the ups and downs the 25-year-old singer endured during his move to the City of Angels.
When Benjamin was thrust into the spotlight after his debut album ‘Narrated For You’ hit the charts, he had to embrace all the intricacies of fame. Many up-and-coming musicians struggle with balancing what’s important—the attention, creative growth, and purposeful searching. Benjamin’s ‘Jesus in LA’ faces that subject head-on.
The singer-songwriter further explained the significance behind the revealing track saying, “When I first got to L.A., I thought that I was going to finally find the happiness that I had always been looking for. Not long after I arrived I signed my first record deal. Got dropped. Lost friends. Spent all my money… and had to move back in with my parents.” He discovered soon after what was most vital in life besides his desire for a successful career saying, “It was then that I realized the thing that I was looking for most was right in front of me the whole time—my true friends and family. Even at my lowest point, being back home with my family is what truly made me happy.”
The accompanying video for the track paints an artistic picture. The artist is seen crooning throughout a suburban neighborhood in the front yard of a massive residence and then later, wallowing by the backyard pool. He seems to be overcome by conflicting emotions, fitting perfectly with the magnetic lyrics. Surrounded by yellow and red, the video allows for a pleasing-to-the-eye aesthetic.
Benjamin recently announced his first headlining tour set to begin on August 16 in Tokyo. The singer will embark across Europe, performing for sold-out crowds nationwide. 2019 will most definitely mark the steady rise of Benjamin’s undoubtedly successful music career.
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