BENNY BLANCO Releases Debut Album As A Recording Artist
Over the years, many record producers have decided to step into the spotlight as solo artists. Well, we can now add Benny Blanco to the list—albeit a short one that includes 2017 breakout artist Julia Michaels. Today, the mastermind producer dropped his first album as a solo artist.
The seven-track masterpiece features previously released singles "Eastside" with Halsey and Khalid, "Roses" with Juice WRLD and Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie, and "I Found You" with Calvin Harris.
"When I was a kid all I wanted to do was be the BIGGEST artist in the world...it's all I thought about," Benny wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. "As I grew up and saw all that comes with it and how hard it is to be an artist. Every artist deserves a purple heart for all they do. Having been in the business for like 12 years and having worked with so many artists, u never know until u are in the drivers seat how crazy it really is."
And for anyone doubting Benny's move to continue as a recording artist, he has a message for you: "hope u like it... and if u dont f*** u cuz i do."
when i decided i was going to put out music... i went to all of my friends telling them the idea hoping they would poke holes in it or say it was stupid and i should just keep producing and stay in the background... but when everyone told me things like "i cant believe u haven't already done this" and "fuck yah dude... do it!!!" it got me thinking... the next day in a hotel room i set up a studio and started an idea with ed sheeran that later became my debut single "Eastside"... when i was a kid all i wanted to do was be the BIGGEST artist in the world... its all i thought about... as i grew up and saw all that comes with it and how hard it is to be an artist... every artist deserves a purple heart for all they do... having been in the business for like 12 years and having worked with so many artists... u never know until u are in the drivers seat how crazy it really is... that being said i am so unbelievably thankful to not only every songwriter / artist / producer / engineer / etc. who worked on this project with me but EVERY single person who has helped me along the way... i am nothing without all of u... im literally always the worst person in the room surrounded by people who carry me to the finish line. LOL... im putting out my first album as a solo artist a lot later than that kid looking in the mirror when he was 5 wanted to but better late than never... btw my album is called FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS and it comes out tomorrow... hope u like it... and if u dont fuck u cuz i do @thegr8khalid @iamhalsey @juicewrld999 @brendonurie @blobtower #francisandthelights @cashmerecat @calvinharris @jesserutherford @swaelee @tydollasign @6lack @ryanbeatty @rexorangecounty @romythexx @twoinchpunch @jkash @marusongs @johntheblind @happyperez1 @teddysphotos @thisiswatt @slilith703 @aaronlammer @beejburton @lildickygram @schwizza