Benny Sings has joined forces with Mac DeMarco on the new song ‘Rolled Up’. “It was a dream to work with him,” Sings said of his new material before calling the Canadian musician “a true artist.”
Sings, a Dutch pop musician, released his latest single for Californian independent record Stones Throw after stopping by DeMarco’s Los Angeles studio to record the track last year. To complete the collaboration, the duo have worked alongside director Bear Damen to create the official music video.
“The song is about being in the dumps without a particular reason,” Benny said in a press release, before adding: “Things can be pretty good, but still you feel like shit. Sometimes leaving it all can be a cure. We wrote this together last year in Mac’s studio.
“I think Mac went out to get some coffee, and he heard someone use the phrase ‘rolled up, tossed out’, talking about a cigarette. So that was the start of it. It felt pretty effortless, I think we both come from the same place songwriting-wise. Was a dream to work with him. A true artist.”
For Benny Sings, the latest release is the latest addition to the ever-growing list of high-profile collaborators which includes the likes of Rex Orange County, The Free Nationals, PJ Morton, Mayer Hawthorne, Goldlink, John Mayer, Allen Stone, Cornelius and others. “Benny has always been a massive inspiration for me and my music,” Rex Orange County has said. “In my opinion he’s one of the most underrated producers and artists going.”
Stream the music video, below.