Phoenix-raised singer/songwriter Alec Benjamin was one of 2018’s breakout artists, and fans have been eagerly awaiting what he has coming out in 2019. After teasing the release of a new track on Twitter, the singer has officially released his first original song of 2019, “Must Have Been The Wind.”
“Must Have Been The Wind” is an acoustic, catchy pop song about supporting people, even if you don’t know them – human kindness prevails. This is his first track since his debut mixtape, Narrated For You. In the song, Benjamin sings of hearing a woman crying, and when he goes to the second floor to check on her, she denies the accusation and says “… It must’ve been the wind.” It’s a wholesome track with plucky guitar chords paired with a simple beat. The new song is very true to Benjamin’s sound, and really tugs at your heartstrings.
Watch the official lyric video for Benjamin’s fresh track below.
Later this summer, Benjamin is gearing up to perform at the Firefly Music Festival on June 22, Lollapalooza on Aug. 2, and Osheaga Festival in Montreal on Aug. 4. This fall, he will perform his largest U.S. headline shows at the Fonda Theatre in LA on Oct. 9, and at Terminal 5 in NYC on Friday, Oct. 25.
He has also recently released tour dates for his Caught In The Middle World Tour which includes dates in Asia and Europe – see all dates below:
June 22 Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
August 1 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 4 Montreal, Quebec@ Osheaga
October 9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
October 25 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
August 16 Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival
November 3 Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club
November 6 Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
November 7 Stockholm, Sweden @ Fryshuset (Klubben)
November 9 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall
November 10 Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
November 11 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
November 12 Brussels, Belgium @ Salle de la Madeleine
November 15 Prague, Czech Republic @ Palac Akropolis
November 16 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Club
November 18 Cologne, Germany @ Kantine
November 19 Munich, Germany @ Technikum
November 20 Milan, Italy @ Magazzini General
November 22 Berlin, Germany @ Columbia theater
November 23 Warsaw, Poland @ Hybrydy
November 25 Paris, France @ Le Trabendo
November 26 London, UK @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
November 28 Dublin, Ireland @ Academy
Tickets are on sale now here.
You can read more of what Ones to Watch has said about the rising pop star’s discography here.