words by tom johnson
As a drummer for Baby In Vain, Benedicte Pierleoni is a pivotal player in one of Denmark’s most emphatic bands, but her side project, known simply as Bene, offers something altogether more soft and alluring. Her new EP, Forgotten Memories, is released on April 7th, and its subtle charm is amplified further on the new video for “Lost Cause“(made by Tue Blichfeldt) which is streaming below from today.
Pierleoni’s voice is immediately compelling, a buoyant splash of colour against a somewhat rugged backdrop of guitars, soft keys and country-esque percussion that lend the track an almost dizzying sense of purpose, just as capable of stirring some deep-seated thoughts of a distant season as it is at transforming the very space you find yourself listening from.
“All of my songs are inspired by some situation taken from my own life,” Bene says of the forthcoming EP. “So it’s definitely a very personal record – still I hope also to affect the listener on a personal level.” Doing just that, with a hearty dose of sunshine and sentiments, “Lost Cause” is a formidable track in its own right, and you can check out the new video below right now.