London rising star Karl Benjamin reveals his soulful new single ‘Moon‘ featured along with an official video
The new single “Moon” from the London star Karl Benjamin, is a clear reminder of Karl’s budding talent, which led him to success back in 2020 with his debut single “Apricot Sky.” The song is a high-pitched melody, highlighting the singer’s feelings about a special love interest. Fans can also expect the release of a project from Karl Benjamin later this year.
Karl shares about the new single, “This song represents the journey of a relationship. It represents the progress that two people can make, together rather than apart.” Karl candidly speaks on the single. “Moon, to me, is about the adventure you go through, to finally arrive at the most intimate moment within the relationship you treasure most.“
24-year-old Karl Benjamin has quickly turned heads with his ambitious, eclectic approach to modern R&B. Having first attracted attention as an in-demand model, Benjamin made a stellar musical debut last fall with the premiere of his first single, “Apricot Sky,” joined by an equally powerful music video, directed by Pip + Lib. Produced by HYNLU with additional production from PRGRSHN, the track proved an instant smash, scoring placement on a wide range of top playlists while also being ranked among Shazam’s hugely influential “Predictions 2021” list showcasing artists on the verge of viral fame.
After starting singing with his sister, Benjamin went on to front various RnB/soul bands while studying at Brighton University. Scouted by an agent while at Secret Garden Party for a gig with the ensemble, Benjamin then began modelling for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Nicholas Daley, Converse and more. After moving back to London, Benjamin began a solo career.
On his upcoming single ‘Apricot Sky’, with a rich, velvety vocal that harks to gospel roots but still feels uniquely modern, it’s clear that Karl’s taste is eclectic, broad and ambitious. Describing his sound as “relatable, honest and pretty, but in an unconventional way”. Karl is inspired by the likes of Frank Ocean, Tyler the Creator, Chairlift, Octavian, Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, Smino, and A$AP Rocky.
Black-dreadlocked and adorned with jewelery, his own striking aesthetic is pretty immediate too. “My music comes with a bright energy, but definitely with undertones of darkness”, he explains and he’s full of ideas of how to convey that visually and expand even further into the future with his fashion background too: “I’d love to eventually be able to incorporate the two worlds.”