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Breakout Star Eddie Benjamin Releases Single From Debut Album And Joins Justin Bieber on Tour
Singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Eddie Benjamin introduces his upcoming debut album with new single, “Weatherman.” A defiant call for optimism in troubling times, the Australian newcomer imbues his message of hope with old-school soul and irresistible pop hooks.
Eddie is joining Justin Bieber for the Justice arena tour.
Over lilting keys, Eddie begins “Weatherman” with a plea for brighter days. “Go tell the weatherman I said, I want it sunny outside today,” he sings. While the tone is uplifting, Eddie penned the song while battling anxiety. “I felt out of control and didn’t know what to do,” the 20 year old tells Rolling Stone. “I couldn’t help how I felt, and it summed up all these extremities in a really vulnerable way. You’re talking to yourself, asking for a sunny day.” With its confessional lyrics and heady blend of soul, jazz, and pop, “Weatherman” combines his many influences for a sound that feels classic yet uniquely his. “I’d like to expose this generation to timeless song-craft in a contemporary way,” he says.
“Weatherman” is accompanied by a striking video, which highlights the rising star’s whimsical nature and love of all things classic. Colourful, cryptic, and full of mysterious figures, it’s a surreal, rich video that suits the depth and character of the track. Directed by Tyler Yee [Lana Del Rey, G-Eazy], it adds yet another dimension to the richness of his textured sophistipop — upbeat yet complex, familiar yet new.
Alongside the release, Eddie joins Justin Bieber’s Justice World Tour, which kicks off tonight in San Diego, CA, an appropriate fit for a pop visionary in his own right. The tour, which also includes Jaden, Harry Hudson, and ¿Téo?, will traverse the US and Canada. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, while the tour routing can be found below.
Eddie Benjamin Tour Dates:
02/28: SAP Center at San Jose @ San Jose, CA
03/02: SAP Center at San Jose @ San Jose, CA
03/04: Golden 1 Center @ Sacramento, CA
03/07: CRYPTO.COM Arena @ Los Angeles, CA
03/08: CRYPTO.COM Arena @ Los Angeles, CA
03/11: MODA Center @ Portland, OR
03/13: Vivint Arena @ Salt Lake City, UT
03/16: Ball Arena @ Denver, CO
03/18: BOK Center @ Tulsa, OK
03/21: State Farm Arena @ Atlanta, GA
03/22: State Farm Arena @ Atlanta, GA
03/25: Scotiabank Arena @ Toronto, CAN
03/28: Canadian Tire Centre @ Ottawa, CAN
03/29: Bell Centre @ Montreal, CAN
03/31: Prudential Center @ Newark, NJ
04/02: PPG Paints Arena @ Pittsburgh, PA
04/05: Greensboro Coliseum @ Greensboro, NC
04/07: Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena @ Jacksonville, FL
04/09: Amalie Arena @ Tampa, FL
04/11: Amway Center @ Orlando, FL
04/13: FTX Arena @ Miami, FL
04/19: Heritage Bank Center @ Cincinnati, OH
04/21: Bankers Life Fieldhouse @ Indianapolis, IN
04/24: Wells Fargo Arena @ Des Moines, IA
04/27: Moody Center @ Austin, TX
04/29: Toyota Center @ Houston, TX
05/01: American Airlines Center @ Dallas, TX
05/04: T-Mobile Center @ Kansas City, MO
05/06: Target Center @ Minneapolis, MN
05/09: United Center @ Chicago, IL
05/10: United Center @ Chicago, IL
05/12: Van Andel Arena @ Grand Rapids, MI
05/14: KeyBank Center @ Buffalo, NY
05/16: Schottenstein Center @ Columbus, OH
05/18: Bridgestone Arena @ Nashville, TN
**All dates are in support of Justin Bieber on the Justice tour**
Rotating between an arsenal of instruments with punchy proficiency and singing with spotlight-grabbing swagger, Eddie Benjamin brings kaleidoscopic colour to popular music. Whether nimbly slapping out a fleet-fingered bass groove or belting on an arena stage, the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer channels fresh fire through a classic approach. He may only be 20-years-old, but Eddie Benjamin harks back to a live instrument-laden sound that’s equally heavy on classic songwriting, groove, hair-raising atmosphere, and feeling. His music appeals to the head, the hips, and the heart all at once. Barely a teenager, he wowed local jazz haunts in his native Bondi Beach, Australia and headlined a weekly residency at a nightclub before developing an international following by posting viral covers on social media., where he caught the attention of other musicians like fellow Australian native, Sia. Moving to Los Angeles shortly after, he found himself in the studio working on major releases behind-the-scenes. He has quietly become the ultimate “secret weapon” for some of the biggest superstars in the world like Meghan Trainor, Shawn Mendes, and more, even writing with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire.
In 2021, he introduced his solo style with the Emotional EP anchored by the singles “Diamond Eyes” [feat. Sia] and “Speechless.” Inciting tastemaker and critical acclaim, People christened him one of “The Talented Emerging Artists Making Their Mark on the Musical Landscape in 2021” while Papr praised that Eddie was “fulling coming into his own.” FLAUNT hailed him as “your favourite artist’s favourite artist” while Wonderland. praised his “brand of pop by infusing Jazz with breezy R&B” in an extensive cover story. Justin Bieber attested, “Eddie is the future,” and invited him along as a support act on the massive Justice World Tour for 2022. Now, the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer perfects his own signature sound on his 2022 debut album, coming soon.