With a wild range of influences spanning from Cage the Elephant to Young Thug, Benny Bellson is truly a difficult artist to categorize. Sitting somewhere between Baskerville and The Arctic Monkeys, this week the LA Artist delivers us his newest single “Wasteful Games”. Over careening cowboy-blues guitar and abrasive garage-rock drums, Benny Bellson provides listeners with an energetic and eclectic vocal performance that is just as unique as the track itself. Inspired by his disappointment after a romantic encounter plagued by mixed signals, “Wasteful Games” is a raw and refreshing love letter to cathartic self-care through reclamation.
When asked about his creative process seamlessly blending classic and modern rock styles, he noted that he “wasn’t really taking it seriously because I wasn’t like an artist, you know? I didn’t think that anything was going to happen with the song, I was just like ‘this is fun’”. Benny Bellson’s carefree candor is definitely the dose of realness that 2021 desperately needed. Though we’re jealous of his natural affinity for songwriting, his newest track definitely makes him a standout upcoming artist to keep an eye one. Who knows, put “Wasteful Games” into your weekly rotation and you may realize your own self-worth too.