Benedict reveals new single "When We Were Young"

Amsterdam is known for many things, which we shall not go into detail with, but as of late there's been some fantastic music coming out of the Dutch capital. One of those artists shining a beacon is Benedict, which is the musical alter ego of Martijn Smits and it's a refreshing listen right from the get go, showcasing what the Dutch singer-songwriter is all about.

"When We Were Young" is expansive and captivating from the off with some shimmering piano keys and pulsating synth keys welcoming you to his world. Benedict is known as a rather amazing vocalist and here on "When We Were Young" his vocals bounce perfectly off of the dark tone of the track.

The new song sounds like it could soundtrack an intro to a thriller movie, maybe set at night with streetlights passing a window, and with influences from The National, Tindersticks and Nick Cave there is no wonder where he get's his sound and style from, it's familiar yet fresh.

Benedicts storytelling on "When We Were Young" is beautiful, with the lyrics so detailed you can imagine your own music video in your head. The dreamy guitar tones that underline it gives the track a glimmer of what a 'happy' track may sound like!

!his track was mentioned to me as a 'banger' and within this genre I'd say that, 100% as when the track is in it's final third it explodes and sounds like a Radiohead song with the frantic and fast paced drums, expansive guitar tones laced in distortion and soothing licks of piano keys

if there's one thing Benedict knows what to do it's that he can craft a song that will grab you and not let you go, winning your heart whichever way it pleases and leaves you wanting more, "When We Were Young" is one of those tracks. We URGE you to head on down and to give him four minutes of your life, you won't regret it.