Alec Benjamin has left us in awe once again! Ever since his first release in 2018, he has shown us time and time again how amazing his storytelling ability is! After the release of his brand new single, ‘Different Kind Of Beautiful,’ we just had to take a moment to appreciate his lyricism and storytelling throughout his career.
‘Different Kind Of Beautiful’
Obviously, we have to talk about his latest masterpiece! We have so much to say because the lyrics here are incredibly immersive, and we’re impressed, to say the least.
“I try to speak, but I can’t find the words. Knees gettin’ weak and my speech gettin’ slurred. Hands feelin’ heavy and vision is blurred. I don’t even know what I wanted to say.” These lyrics perfectly convey the theme of the song. Finding someone so beautiful that it’s hard to speak to them or even finding your thoughts incoherent around them is something we all can relate to!
The way he describes his feelings makes it easier for listeners to immerse themselves in the story. This song is a little more vague than some of his others, but it honestly might make the story better and easier for listeners to interpret within their own livesand insert themselves into it! We just love the way he takes a story and tells it for what it is.
We have to go back to Alec’s roots for this one. If you’re a fan of his, this song may be the reason you became one!
The song starts with “She told me that she loved me by the water fountain. She told me that she loved me and she didn’t love him.” Which is followed by “Now he’s… Kissing her lips, and whispering in her ear and she knows that she shouldn’t listen. And that she should be with me by the water fountain.”
This girl progressively forgets about Alec and his feelings for her throughout the song which could possibly be at his own fault as seen in these lyrics. “I should’ve built a home with a fountain for us, the moment that she told me she was in love. Too young, I was too young.” He seems to reflect and think that maybe he should’ve grown up and committed to her. Regardless, he tells this story perfectly.
‘The Book Of You & I’
If we’re talking about his storytelling ability, we do have to mention the song with the word book in the title, right? We’d include it anyway because it’s just that good. In this song, Alec talks about a past relationship and reminisces about it.
“Now you’ve scribbled out my name and you’ve erased my favorite lines. There were so many chapters that we never got to write like ‘Cereal for Dinner’ and ‘Staying Up All Night.’” Instead of telling a linear story, Alec compares his past relationship to a story by using moments as chapter titles. See what we mean by calling his lyrics a ‘Different Kind Of Beautiful?’
Alec follows that up with, “Well I bought a pen, and I turned the page. Then I wrote about how I wish you’d stayed. I said all the things that I never got to say.” As if he’s trying to complete their story by himself. This track is so beautifully heartbreaking, and we love it!
We could go on and on about Alec’s storytelling and lyrics but we’ll let you discover the rest yourself! Which of these songs is your favorite? Do you have another track you think shows off Alec’s talent? Tweet us @TheHoneyPop or find us buzzing on Facebook and Instagram to let us know!