BY RACHEL KUPFER
PHOTO BY BELLE FALL
Tonight at 5 p.m., Maine-based producer, vocalist and songwriter Bensbeendead. will join WNUR’s Airplay at Home performance series for a special live-streamed concert open to the general public.
Bensbeendead. will be performing selections from his recently released EP, GARDENING, a critically acclaimed project composed of seven tracks. Each song highlights his soulful, wispy vocal tone and percussion-driven, melody-based song structures, integrating hollowed-out synths and delicate acoustic guitar lines to instill emotion and encourage introspection.
“GARDENING is really a story of completely taking someone for granted and then becoming completely miserable once they’ve left,” Bensbeendead. said in a press release. “I wanted to tell a story of having had a person in my life for so long that I became so comfortable with them and with the idea that they would be a part of my identity forever. When they left, I finally realized how much I had relied on them as a stabilizing force in my life, and how lost I became when they were gone.”
With a masterful grasp of penning hard hitting, sobering lyrics about the trials and tribulations of life and love, Bensbeendead. has made a strong impression in the world of pop-influenced electronica since his first release in 2019. His live performance is slated for 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday, November 10th, via Instagram Live (@wnur89.3).