Everyone tears it off and its concerts are sold out. Meet Alec Benjamin, the American talent who will go far. It’s the #Soundcheck of the week.
If there is a story about persistence that you must remember, it is that of Alec Benjamin, the talent #Soundcheck that we present to you today. At 24, the singer from Phoenix in the United States has already lived less fun moments in the music industry experiencing a revolution thanks to K-POP and groups like BTS, BLACKPINK and Red Velvet . Signed at Columbia Records at the start, the major who saw a potential in Alec who traveled between Los Angeles and England to write very quickly dropped him. “I remember I thought I had lost everything at that point in my life. Nothing was going as planned” the singer tells us in his dressing room a few hours before his concert at the Étoiles de Paris.
But he did not dismount and continued to write. Very determined to succeed and make a living from his music, Alec has often been seen in the queues of concerts by artists like Shawn Mendes or Troye Sivan. During this period, Alec wanted to play as much as possible in order to stand out. “I think I had to give more than 200 concerts.” he tells us. And it was with his determination that the young man was finally heard on the show America’s Got Talent in 2017: a 12-year-old boy chose his song “I Built A Friend” for its performance. Suddenly, the song appears in the charts and Alex gets noticed by another major who today allows him to open the doors of his rehearsals which you can discover in photos below.
Everything very quickly followed for the singer who went from parking lots and son waiting for concerts to be the first part of Camila Cabello during his Never Be The Same Tour in the USA. What makes Alec so special is probably the purity and innocence of his voice, which he uses to talk about heavy matters like harassment in “Boy In The Bubble”. Often compared to Bille Eilish in the green of the Billboard Hot 100 of the week, Alec has a real gift when it comes to storytelling. With millions of streams and fans on social networks to his credit, the 24-year-old does not forget, however, that everything is fleeting: “Everything that happens to me is incredible, but I know that everything suddenly disappears. It is important to live in the present moment.” he tells us. “I think my ultimate goal is to just write better songs, I don’t want to put as much pressure on my shoulders as I used to.” If this year 2019 is rather focused on its different tours, Alec revealed to us that they want to release their next album very soon.