5 Songs, 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Auckland’s Stella “BENEE” Bennett released her first two EPs before hitting age 20, so it’s no surprise she oozes confidence on these five songs, starting with the slow and easy bounce of the catchy opener “Find an Island.” Beyond colorful touches like the affectionate nod to Arabic music’s double harmonic scales on “Monsta,” these tracks’ grooves are spiked with emotional resonance that draws equally from Bennett’s vulnerable singing and scathing lyrics. “I know I f**ked up/I’m just a loser,” she breezily intones on “Supalonely” against a sticky beat, a couched disco vibe, and a suave guest verse from New York singer Gus Dapperton. It’s the sort of self-aware DIY pop that recalls Tones and I as much as it does The Cardigans.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Auckland’s Stella “BENEE” Bennett released her first two EPs before hitting age 20, so it’s no surprise she oozes confidence on these five songs, starting with the slow and easy bounce of the catchy opener “Find an Island.” Beyond colorful touches like the affectionate nod to Arabic music’s double harmonic scales on “Monsta,” these tracks’ grooves are spiked with emotional resonance that draws equally from Bennett’s vulnerable singing and scathing lyrics. “I know I f**ked up/I’m just a loser,” she breezily intones on “Supalonely” against a sticky beat, a couched disco vibe, and a suave guest verse from New York singer Gus Dapperton. It’s the sort of self-aware DIY pop that recalls Tones and I as much as it does The Cardigans.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

PFjellman ,

Fantastic EP

Fun, musically creative and original, and excellent vocals. This girl is going places. Can’t wait to jam this all summer. Definitely a mood!

hcifkcl ,

Ok

Umm fine glitter is definitely better🥱🥱

Afranktorres ,

Yass

She's slaying it