Luckily we are now living in the time where remaining genre limitations are belong to the past, resulting in a buzzing artist like New Zealand’s BENEE who easily operates in the mainstream pop territory as well as the indie cosmos. Following 2020’s praised debut album Hey u x she freshly dropped a follow-up called Lychee and it’s packed with charming hits, profound songwriting and all the energy a young artist at this stage needs to conquer the world. She also got a bit help from established artists like Rostam and Kenny Beats who helped shaping her sound to match with finest contemporary alt pop standards. Beach Boy is a prime example of that vibe, an easy going yet empowering anthem for the upcoming spring season. I also like the lyrical twist where the words “beach” and “bitch” go hand in hand. Needless to say, we’ll be hearing way more from BENEE in the future as this young woman just got started.