In this week’s episode of “You Should Know,” Billboard caught up with singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin to find out what his first-ever job was, what the inspiration behind his hit song “’Let Me Down Slowly” was, and much more.
Benjamin tells Billboard that his very first job was working as an instructor at a karate studio in Phoenix, Ariz. Despite being successful in karate and earning himself a black belt, he ended up quitting because a girl he liked at the time walked past the studio, saw him, and “didn’t think it was cool.”
“Word got back to me and then I was like, man maybe I shouldn't do it anymore,” Benjamin says. “And then I stopped. But I learned a lot of very valuable skills so it's okay.”