BUZZMUSIC LA - Interview
“California” is highly ethereal, and the hazy aura that surrounds the song brings the cooling aesthetic of California together, while passionately displaying poetic lyricism that serves as a reflection of melancholy, and sadness. The guitar chords in California has a way of abducting you inside the music. You receive goosebumps from the warm vocal resonance from Benjii. The lyrics shift between reality and fantasy, playing on what-if’s and daydreaming of the greener side. .
The permanent rainpress - review
Polished and breezy, with thoughts that border a dreamer’s paradise – BENJII’s debut single “California” captures an escapist’s mindset, searching for meaning and solitude. It’s rich in sound, with heavily processed vocals, confident and soulful guitar licks (John Mayer is an inspiration), and west coast textures. The Vancouver alt-pop artist wrote the track “during a dark time in [his] life, feeling hopelessly stuck in the moment…
Indie88 Toronto - California Premiere
Vancouver alt-pop artist BENJII has just dropped his enigmatic debut single, “California.” The moody new tune is the perfect balance of feel-good instrumentals, lyrical themes of escape, and layered sonic textures that create an elaborate combination of silky electronics. “California” is about getting away from the mundanity of every day life, and the instrumental lines reflect that perfectly with sparkling guitar riffs, atmospheric synth lines, and layered processed vocals…