Lonely Benson: Let Me Know
Lonely. Frickin. Benson. If there's one artist that keeps us on our toes in 2016, it's the loneliest one himself. And on his latest, he throws us for the ultimate loop. This song OPENS with a sax solo. And guess what? It's to DIE for. From there on out the vibrations get jilted into a sonic swirl of bossa nova meets 1980's Miami Vice. It's a combination that we wouldn't have ever considered to sound good, but somehow, in typical Lonely Benson fashion, he manages to not only make it work, but make it soar.
Aided by a beautifully backed harmonic progression and laced with some of the most sophisticated melodies we've heard this year, this one hits all the marks and then some. I know I say it over, but seriously, listen to this. This isn't like anything else. This is Lonely Benson at his best.