Today on our Hot Seat we have an up and coming artist Benji who has recently released his debut single “Little Love” feat. Crissi Cochrane.
Twist Online : First of all please introduce yourself to our readers.
Benji : I’m Benji. I’m a small town kid from south-central Alaska who’s itching to make music. I recently moved to Los Angeles to get the ball rolling.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Benji : I’ve always loved music, both experiencing and creating. I’ve always been inspired by the songwriting style of Sara Bareilles — I would say she’s influenced me more than anyone.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recently released debut single “Little Love” ?
Benji : Little Love is a track that I think a lot of us can relate to. It’s about making a little investment in someone and realizing after the fact that you’d fallen much harder than you’d thought — the absence of that connection is everywhere you turn.
Twist Online : Track also features Crissi Cochrane. How was your experience working with her ?
Benji : Crissi is a gem. She’s been so helpful to me over the past couple of years. She’s eager to lend advice when I’m searching for my next step in music.
A little fun fact is that Crissi and I have never officially met in person — I’ve got Instagram to thank for this lovely collaboration.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Benji : I think people are receiving it well. I’ve had several people reach out to let me know it was exactly how they were feeling in their post-breakup blues.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Benji : They’re such different animals. I love the creative process of working in a studio, but there’s an undeniable intoxication that comes with sharing your music live
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Benji : This question is as impossible to me as asking who is my favorite Golden Girl.
I have such a heart for Folk as I sit and drink coffee back home in Alaska, but I would say you’d more quickly find me listening to an Indie Dance vibe as I’m driving around Los Angeles.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Benji : I think my biggest aspiration is headlining Ice Stock Festival in Antarctica someday — this is a real goal of mine, written in every journal I’ve kept.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Benji : I’ve got a couple more singles in the works with some really fun collaborations. I’ve also teamed up with DJ Hi5 for a Little Love Dance Remix dropping September 7th.