Alec Benjamin Drops New Nostalgia-Inducing '1994' & Announces Debut Mixtape: Listen

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Alec Benjamin is taking us again to “1994” along with his newest launch. The 24-year-old pop singer’s new single, which dropped Thursday (Nov. 1), takes listeners on a journey by life's slowly evident heaviness by the eyes of somebody born within the early ’90s.

Benjamin opens his vivid narration with “This is the place I broke a wrist/ Where I assumed I may fly/ Thinking I used to be Superman/ So you understand you possibly can’t cry/ Because I wished to be similar to them/ And save my metropolis from crime.” The remainder of the acoustic guitar-driven verse is chock-full of recollections, mentioning decade-specific particulars like MTV's music movies and Campbell’s soup. 

After the transitional refrain, by which Benjamin websites his titular beginning 12 months, he continues the story by reflecting on the weighty actuality of rising up. He acknowledges that the world is much less magical and extra violent than he realized when he was younger, particularly hinting that the 9/11 terrorist assaults had been an awakening second for him.

The bridge confirms the music’s nationalistic undertones, with Benjamin chiming, “My nation 'tis of thee,” as he displays on the outcomes of the previous. He ties it up with a remaining “I used to be born in 1994” refrain, the distinguished digital beat guiding him towards the top.

Benjamin beforehand proved his rising success with the poignant “Let Me Down Slowly” earlier this 12 months. His ballad gained greater than 85 million streams worldwide, and the official video acquired 9.four million views.

“1994” and “Let Me Down Slowly” will probably be featured on Benjamin’s upcoming 12-track Narrated for You mixtape, which debuts Nov. 16.

Listen to Benjamin’s latest launch beneath.