The first few weeks of 2017 have undoubtedly been tough. So much about the current global situation is anxiety-inducing and fear-provoking. Sometimes the best way to combat this uneasiness is to turn to music, and thankfully Melbourne electronic artist Benji Lewis is here to soothe with new single ‘Drift’.
Awash with warm synths, steady beats and melodic falsetto-tinged vocals, ‘Drift’ conjures up imagery of a peaceful seaside sunset, and you’d be hard pressed to come up up with a more calming scenario. “For me, a lot of my happiness is in the sun, being around good people, and being by the water,” explains Lewis. “All of that slipped into the lyrics as well. I hope it brings some of that peace and happiness to those that hear it.”
The song was co-written with and produced by Golden Vessel and comes ahead of Benji Lewis new EP Home For Now, out this May.
“I wrote this song on a warm Monday night while I was in Brisbane, working on new material with Max (aka Golden Vessel),” explains Lewis. “We had been writing all day and this one came at around 9pm. Once we had laid down some ideas, we both knew we had created something pretty special.”
Close your eyes, forget the world and give the track a spin below.