FAULT Weekly Playlist: Benji Lewis


It’s been a while since our last weekly playlist, but we’re back this week with Australian singer/songwriter Benji Lewis! For this edition, we’re doing something a little bit different. Benji recently released his debut EP Hearts & Halos, a collection of four sultry nu R&B tracks centered around love and relationships. With a vocal sound & style that can be likened to Sam Smith, Active Child and Antony Hegarty, Benji Lewis captivates and inspires with his vocal complexity and technique, as it’s nestled amongst tidy arrangements of smooth electronic beats, swooping synths, and textured atmospheric sounds. We asked Benji to take us through the EP track by track, as well as provide a playlist of some of his current favorite tunes.

Track By Track through Hearts & Halos EP with Benji Lewis
*** Reach You Where You Are ***
After loosing my Mum in 2012, this was the first real expression that just flowed out of me one night. I was in my apartment in Brunswick sitting at my digital piano and nearly the entire song came out. It’s about wanting her to still be around, to let me know that she’ll always keep me safe & that we’ll always be able to reach each other some way.

*** Why ***
I fell really hard for this one person and we created this beautiful idea and picture of what we could be. Saying how crazy it was to come across each other, staying up all hours talking over the phone. Then out of the blue they were gone. So it’s about the feelings that come loosing something before it even really had a chance to be something and wanting to know why.

*** Never Leave You Lonely ***
So having gone through a bit of rejection and loss in the relationship department, this song is coming from that. Then having new feelings for someone who has some similar trust issues. It’s about having that understanding of what it feels like, wanting to prove to them that you are different and you won’t ever do that to them. You just want them to give you that chance.

*** Night * Day ***
I love my Mum so much and I miss her every day. This song is me just reflecting on being here without her. Remembering conversations we had, that are ever so visual in my mind & I’m glad they are. It’s about the love she had for me, which was unconditional and believing in it just as I do without any second thought as much I do night and day. Holding on to the faith that we will speak again, we will see each other again.

Benji Lewis’ Current Favorites
Joy – About Us

gnash – I hate u I love u (ft Olivia O’Brien)

Atlas Bound – Lullaby

MNEK – No Ordinary Love (Sade Refix)

gnash – leave a message

ARMNHMR Ft. Desiree Dawson – Fallen (Dathan X Fransis Derelle Remix)

Flume – Never Be Like You feat. Kai

RY X – Sweat

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