Alec Benjamin's 'Mind Is a Prison' in Raw New Single

Alec Benjamin
Jenny Regan

Alec Benjamin photographed in New York City. 

Alec Benjamin is no stranger to vulnerability. But his new single, "Mind Is a Prison," digs even deeper, telling the tale of the impossible mission to escape one's inner thoughts.

He paints the picture of the title, his mind as a prison, by describing himself as "just a?tenant,?paying rent inside?this body and I/ Got two windows?and those windows, well I'll call them my eyes."

The meloncholy lyrics then transition into an equally emotionally raw chorus, as he sings, "Scaled the side of the building/ I ran to the hills till they found me/ And they put me back in my cell/ All by myself, alone with my thoughts again/ I guess my mind is a prison and I'm never gonna get out."

"Mind Is a Prison" follows previously released tunes "Jesus in LA" and "Must Have Been the Wind," Alec's first offerings since his smash debut mixtape, Narrated For You.

Listen to "Mind Is a Prison," and watch the lyric video below.

Update: Benjamin has also released an acoustic version of the track. Check out the new video below.


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