bennytheghost – My Boy
Los Angeles-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist bennytheghost has us happily dancing and singing along from “My Boy” ‘s first few bars until the song’s last notes at 2:55 minutes. “My Boy” is beautifully infectious with its bright and upbeat vibe. The musical influences bennytheghost grew up with find their way into his songwriting yet his sound is very much his own, and so addictive that I wonder why I didn’t come across this artist any sooner?
The influences bennytheghost grew up with are pretty much my favorite bands of the aughts, so the attraction is no wonder. Asked about “My Boy,” he says:
The multiple guitar parts all intertwine together to outline the harmony and drive the emotion behind the vocals. Coupled with Phoenix-inspired synth and drums and desperate lyrics searching for acceptance, “My Boy” hits with the anthemic hook now characteristic of a bennytheghost song.
Find “My Boy” on bennytheghost’s upcoming EP 29 Palms, out 4/28 via AWAL Recordings, and listen to our Song Pick of the Day: