Benny Blanco has quickly stolen our hearts with expertise and craftsmanship when it comes to creating gooey electronic hits. His debut single “Eastside” featured two of pop’s top stars, Halsey and Khalid, and easily garnered over 400 million Spotify streams in mere months. He followed with his luxurious house-pop single “I Found You“, which was co-produced and performed by Calvin Harris, and his sultry rock-meets-hip-hop single “Better To Lie“, which featured rising rapper Swae Lee and The Neighborhood‘s Jesse Rutherford. One of Benny Blanco’s greatest skills is his inherent ability to forge dynamic collaborations. For example, his final single ahead of his debut album enlisted “Lucid Dreams” crooner Juice WRLD and Panic At The Disco‘s Brendon Urie and resulted in an epic emo hip-hop crossover.
Out now, Benny Blanco’s debut album Friends Keep Secrets is the epitome of his years spent honing his craft. There’s a beautiful antithesis in each of his songs as he plays with a variety of genres and showcases his mastery of each and every one. From rock to hip-hop to pop to R&B, Benny Blanco has seamlessly incorporated a potpourri of genres not only within his album but within each of his tracks. Capped off with three new tracks, Friends Keeps Secrets assigned additional vocal duties to Ty Dolla $ign, 6LACK, and Ryan Beatty. Penned with some of the best artists and songwriters to date, Friends Keep Secrets has a slew of credits including co-production from Cashmere Cat and Happy Perez and songwriting from Ed Sheeran, Francis and the Lights, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and The xx.
Friends Keep Secrets is not only the album we dreamed of but also the album the world desperately needed. Benny Blanco has set an unparalleled precedent that dance music can be anything we want it to be so long as there the creative juices are flowing. Friends Keep Secrets is an impeccable start to a long and fruitful career for Benny Blanco as a mainstage star. Stream Benny Blanco’s debut album Friends Keep Secrets below.
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