Waking up to an unexpected surprise is always a good start to the week. This morning that came in the form of a brand new video from Benny Tones (read our interview with him here) for the single Chrysalis from his stunning debut album of the same name. With a stop at CMJ and mini US tour in 2010 with Electric Wire Hustle under his belt, the worldwide release of Chyrsalis under BBE Records later this year is only going to further cement Benny as one of the finest artists to come out of New Zealand in a long time.
This is what he had to say about the single Chyrsalis:
Chrysalis was the last track to be made for the album so has a lot of influences from the sounds I have been listening to lately, a lot more on the futuristic tip. Wanted to put my own spin on the really FX heavy really produced sound but still keep the big spacious floaty vibe. I also worked with a vocalist by the name of Sacha Vee who I had done some work for in the past. She’s a jazz trained vocalist so I wanted to see what happened when I gave her something way out of her musical spectrum. The result was this crazy fusion of styles that came out sounding quite different.