Up Next: BENEE

Up Next: BENEE

“I found it a great emotional outlet where I can vent everything into a song,” BENEE tells Apple Music. “Sometimes when I’m a little more sad, I feel like I don’t really like to talk to people about it. What I found in music is I can just let it all out.” The New Zealand pop artist grew up as a “weird kid” in a highly creative environment, willing to try out every hobby—until she joined the school choir and realized she’d found her calling. She soon began releasing covers online, and it didn’t take long to start experimenting with her own original sound. In her Up Next film, she talks being obsessed with Harry Potter, getting encouraged by her school friends, and refusing to be tied down to any one genre. And in an interview with fellow Kiwi Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, she discusses finding inspiration in artists like Lorde and Lily Allen, not being afraid to confront her anxiety in music, and the challenges of reimagining her rise—and a demanding touring schedule—due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Watch the interview and film, along with selections from the rest of the artists in the Up Next series.

2020
TV-14
HD

Episodes

  • JULY 15, 2020

    Up Next: BENEE

    BENEE discusses growing up as a “weird,” music-obsessed, Harry Potter-loving kid in New Zealand, finding early fame through posting covers online, and how music is an emotional outlet that lets her vocalize everything she can’t say with just words.

  • JULY 15, 2020

    Zane Lowe and BENEE

    In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, up-and-comer and fellow Kiwi BENEE discusses inspiring—and getting inspired by—female artists, opening up about mental health in her music, and navigating her unconventional rise during COVID-19.

Trailers and Bonus Content

  • TRAILER

    Up Next: BENEE Trailer

    Get a sneak peek at BENEE’s musical upbringing and her journey so far.

Information

Released
2020
HD
Includes 720p and 1080p.
Rating
TV-14

Languages

Additional
English (Stereo, CC)
French (Canada)
French (France)
German
Italian
Japanese
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Spanish (Spain)
Traditional Chinese
Turkish