After being behind the scenes for 10+ years, Benny Blanco finally released his first song (“Eastside”) and video! Yes, the talented Benny is featured in this video featuring Khalid and Halsey, which was also co-written by Ed Sheeran! Do the exclamations points show our excitement enough?
hello everyone over the past few months i have been able to check off a few things on my bucket list… working on ye, kids see ghosts, and nas' album.. im just sitting here waiting for my mom to wake me up and say im late for school… but it hasn't happened yet… ha! when i was a kid i used to think about music from the moment my eyes opened until they closed… i used to run home from school to look up liner notes online and print em out and try to guess who made the beats then uncover the produced by section and see if i was right… i used find all the samples of my favorite songs and try to remake the beats the same exact way… i used to watch every video on mtv and bet glued to the fucking screen… i used to listen to music in the car and sing along to every word while emotionally looking out the window and pretending i was in the video… i used to look at my parents and say "there is no plan b" and "im gonna make it"… i was scared as hell but fearless all at the same time… music is magic… we have to treat it that way… i have been thinking about my future and how i want the rest of my career to unfold… i have decided to release some songs as benny blanco… don't worry i wont be singing on them with my shitty nasally jewish voice… i got all my friends to sing em… hope u like them… and if u dont i dont care cuz i do… love, benny
According to Benny on Instagram, “This started out as something fun just to release songs w my friends that i love but then it became really personal and it feels like i just gave birth to my first song baby! her name is eastside.”
Halsey shared on Twitter saying” WELL HERE’S EASTSIDE! This video holds so many personal pieces of me :)”
If you didn’t know already, Benny is known for working with artists like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Kesha, Sia, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West and many more.
So after teasing this new song on social media on Tuesday, it’s finally here!
Watch the video for “Eastside” below: