"Let Me Down Slowly" Singer ALEC BENJAMIN Plans To Do A Show In The Philippines In 2021
VJ Anton recently caught up with up-and-coming American singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin where they talked about his humble beginnings and his dream of making it big in the music industry.
Alec started out his career as a street performer several years back but his true breakout year came in 2018 when he dropped his debut mixtape titled Narrated For You. He told VJ Anton: "I have desperation to thank for that because I had no other means of disseminating my music so I really couldn't reach people, the only way I could do that was by, you know, by physically going out in the streets and performing for people. So that's kind of how the idea happened."
He also may not look like it at all but did you know that he used to be a karate teacher? Alec shared during the MYXclusive phone interview: "I got to train young kids and teach them how to do karate. I feel like learning how to do karate was probably one of the most positive experiences I've ever had in my life. It thought me a lot of discipline and getting to teach younger kids is always exciting."
At the age of 25, the "Let Me Down Slowly" hitmaker is slowly but surely making a mark in the scene. He says he still has a long way to go. "I wouldn't say I've had, like, success cause I haven't achieved like all of the things I want to achieve but it's very exciting for me to get to somebody, you know, all the way over the other side of the globe. I mean, like, that's the goal, that's the dream. For me it's like a cool affirmation like I made the right choice."
Just this year, the Phoenix-based performer has already released three new tracks: "Demons", "Oh My God", and most recently, "The Book of You & I".
"For me, this song is about, it talks about when, you know, somebody leaves you before you're ready to let them go and that can be a really sad thing," Alex said about the latest single off his upcoming debut album These Two Windows which drops in May.
However, his upcoming series of shows in support of the album have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. While on quarantine, the 25-year-old pours out all his free time creating music. He's pretty active on TikTok as well, exposing his goofy side.
Covid 19 is not tight— Alec Benjamin TTW (@AlecBenjamin) March 26, 2020
watch me .. throw it .. throw it .. baaaaaaaq pic.twitter.com/eJ3phUYQoK— Alec Benjamin TTW (@AlecBenjamin) March 26, 2020
Once he's ready to hit the road once again this October, he plans to do a show in Manila sometime in early 2021. "I was hoping to come to the Philippines at the end of this year but unfortunately, because of all of the stuff that's like taken place with coronavirus, I don't think it will be possible so hopefully at the beginning of next year."
He continued: "I've always wanted to go to the Philippines. I hear it's beautiful. I heard the beaches are really cool as well so hopefully if I can go to the Philippines, I get to take some vacation time there as well." We're looking forward to it, Alec!