From the 5 track EP ‘Here, then and now’, Benji Lewis comes with prodigious anthems of the heart. A longing of emotional rides and undulations, the beautifully sung single ‘Promise’ is a vocal extravaganza, as it surpasses the passages of light and dark, and of the gray.
“So this song kind of had me honing-in on my own past experiences with a certain lover in particular who wasn’t so good to me or for me,” said Benji. “It also had me feeling like I was not only speaking out for myself but others who had gone or are going through similar, including someone very close to me. It’s definitely very personal. And like in a few of my other songs I sing about really wanting to be there for myself and for all those people who need to hear that I see what you’re going through and what they did to you wasn’t right. It’s going to be ok. You’re going to be ok. I promise.”
“This EP is a little different from my earlier material, but it’s what I found myself naturally creating and wanting to make at the time. It’s more pop and R&B inspired with some upbeat vibes and a lot more guitar. The stories are very personal as always and give plenty of insight to how I’ve been feeling over the last year or so. I hope these songs lift you up and bring some warmth to your days.
There are promises we make everyday, to ourselves and to our surroundings. It’s an integral part of what we think and what we think we should be in the future. Even if it’s just for the next day.
But Benji makes it worthwhile in contemplating such small and seemingly insignificant part of the corner we occupy.
‘Promise’ is a gorgeous way to do so, indeed.