Indie88 Premiere: BENJII releases his debut single ‘California’

A track about getting away from the mundanity of every day life

Vancouver alt-pop artist BENJII has just dropped his enigmatic debut single, “California.”

The moody new tune is the perfect balance of feel-good instrumentals, lyrical themes of escape, and layered sonic textures that create an elaborate combination of silky electronics. “California” is about getting away from the mundanity of every day life, and the instrumental lines reflect that perfectly with sparkling guitar riffs, atmospheric synth lines, and layered processed vocals.

Listen to “California” below.
 

 
“We all experience times where we feel confined. Confined in our careers, confined in our relationships, confined to the same day-to-day routine.” BENJII tells Indie88. “‘California’ began as a simple daydream of mine to escape the mediocrity of life, and to be in a place where I could catch a breath of fresh air. I think the song has the potential to lighten the weight off listeners’ shoulders like it has for me, and that’s all I could hope for.”

Keep your eyes peeled for BENJII’s forthcoming second single, which is set to arrive in the next few months.