ALEC BENJAMIN TAGS ALESSIA CARA FOR NEW VERSION OF “LET ME DOWN SLOWLY”
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- Genre : Pop
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Mon, 07 Jan 2019
ACCLAIMED SINGER-SONGWRITER TO MAKE NATIONAL TV DEBUT
TONIGHT WITH A PERFORMANCE OF “LET ME DOWN SLOWLY”
ON CBS’ THE LATE LATE SHOW WIH JAMES CORDEN
2019 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE “OUTRUNNING KARMA TOUR” NEARLY SOLD OUT
WITH SECOND SHOWS ADDED IN SANTA ANA, DC, BOSTON & LOS ANGELES;
DATES KICK OFF MARCH 29TH IN SAN FRANCISCO & INCLUDE STOPS AT
NYC’S IRVING PLAZA AND LA’S EL REY THEATRE
SET TO PERFORM AT BOTTLEROCK FESTIVAL IN NAPA VALLEY ON MAY 24TH
DEBUT MIXTAPE “NARRATED FOR YOU” AVAILABLE NOW HERE
Atlantic recording artist Alec Benjamin has unveiled a stellar new version of his breakthrough hit single, “Let Me Down Slowly” featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist Alessia Cara. “Let Me Down Slowly (Feat. Alessia Cara)” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE.
Tonight, Alec will mark his national television debut with a performance of “Let Me Down Slowly” on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, set to air 12:37-1:37 am ET/PT (check local listings).
Benjamin – who was just revealed as one of the artists performing at BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival, scheduled for Friday, May 24th – is currently poised to embark on his second North American headline tour. The “Outrunning Karma Tour” gets underway March 29th in San Francisco, CA and travels through early May culminating with two back-to-back nights at Los Angeles, CA’s historic El Rey Theatre on May 9th and 10 th. Today, due to overwhelming demand, the news of second shows in certain markets has been announced including Santa Ana, DC, Boston and Los Angeles. The singer-songwriter’s largest cross-country trek to date also includes a show at New York’s famed Irving Plaza on April 11th. These North American dates will follow Benjamin’s nearly sold-out headline tour of Europe and the United Kingdom, set to begin January 31st in Oslo, Norway. For complete details please visit https://alecbenjamin.com/tour.
NARRATED FOR YOU, Benjamin’s extraordinary debut mixtape, received praise from fans and critics alike upon its release last year, with both The New York Timesand TIME applauding fan favorite “The Water Fountain” on release day. NARRATED FOR YOU includes the chart-climbing single lead single, “Let Me Down Slowly,” which has accumulated over 110 million global streams to date. The single has drawn critical applause akin to its popular reception, with Blackbook hailing it as “a stunningly visceral new single,” and praising Benjamin’s “youthful but compelling vocal delivery” and “gift for lyrical complexity.” “‘Let Me Down Slowly’ condenses (Benjamin’s) obvious songwriting talent into something potent and gut-wrenching,” raved Idolator. Alec’s compelling companion visuals for mixtape tracks “Let Me Down Slowly,” “If We Have Each Other,” and “Boy In The Bubble” have amassed nearly 20 million collective views on YouTube.
In addition to love from fans and critics, Benjamin has begun to garner support from other musicians, including Billie Eilish, Meghan Trainor and one of his biggest inspirations, John Mayer. After declaring Alec a “young Jedi” for his songwriting craft, Mayer invited him onto his Instagram Live TV show “Current Mood,” where the two performed Alec’s songs, “Death Of A Hero” and “Annabelle’s Homework” live on Mayer’s Instagram to his over 3.7 million followers.