In the stars (2022)
A need to connect authentically drives every aspect of Benson Boone’s artistry. From his unflinchingly honest lyrics to hand-drawn artwork, there is no buffer between him and the listener. This is particularly apparent on “GHOST TOWN,” the 19-year-old’s astonishing debut single. A poignant piano ballad about moving on before love turns sour, this is the calling card of a major new talent. “Maybe you’d be happier with someone else, maybe lovin’ me is the reason you can’t love yourself,” he belts over melancholy keys.