Singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin has released a new version of “Let Me Down Slowly,” with additional lyrics and vocals from Alessia Cara. The duo’s flawless vocals smoothly intertwine for an updated version of the melancholic song.
Benjamin — who is gearing up for his second North American headlining tour beginning in March — also made his national TV debut on Monday night’s (Jan. 7) episode of The Late Late Show with James Corden. The 24-year-old performed “Let Me Down Slowly,” though without Cara, in front of a flower shop set accompanied by his acoustic guitar and a backup singer.
The emotional track appears on Benjamin’s 2018 mixtape, Narrated For You, and tells the story of his first relationship. “I wanted to talk about one moment where I felt especially vulnerable, which is something I don’t think a lot of people talk about,” he told Billboard in November.
Watch Alec’s performance and hear the new version of “Let Me Down Slowly” with Cara below.