Alec Benjamin first made fans fall in love by getting vulnerable on his breakout hit “Let Me Down Slowly,” but his latest release flips the narrative. The 25-year-old singer-songwriter reaches out a hand to a neighbor in need in “Must Have Been the Wind,” which arrived on June 13.
The song begins with just an acoustic guitar as Benjamin details a fight he hears from the apartment above him, with airy production coming in on the chorus, when he asks the neighbor girl if everything is okay. “‘Wish I could tell you about the noise/ But I didn’t hear a thing,'” he recalls before diving into the song’s undulating hook. “She said, ‘It must have been the wind, must have been the wind/ Must have been the wind, it must have been the wind.”
“Must Have Been the Wind” is Benjamin’s first new track since his debut mixtape Narrated For You, which he released in November. Two days after releasing the tune, Benjamin promised fans on social media that more new music is “coming soon.”
Benjamin will be hitting the road for his first-ever world tour later this year, playing Tokyo’s Summer Sonic Festival in August and several cities in Europe in November. In between, he’ll play his biggest US shows to date at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on Oct. 9 and New York City’s Terminal 5 on Oct. 25. He’ll also play Firefly Festival on June 22, Lollapalooza on Aug. 1, and Quebec’s Osheaga Festival on Aug. 4.
Click here for tickets to see Benjamin live, and check out “Must Have Been the Wind” below.