Benny Sings invites you to a musical journey back in time with the 20th Anniversary Edition of his debut album, ‘Champagne People.’ This album, written and produced by Benny himself in 2002-2003, marks the genesis of his illustrious career, and features remixes from Allen Stone, Mocky, Marnix FJ, and the previously unreleased song No!
‘Champagne People’ is a genre-defying classic, seamlessly weaving elements of hip-hop, soul, jazz, and Benny’s signature blue-eyed soul. This deluxe edition not only pays homage to the past but also adds a touch of the present with two previously unreleased bonus tracks on vinyl and three additional remixes on the digital album. To make this re-release even more special, the album’s artwork has been beautifully redesigned by the renowned artist Bráulio Amado (Ben Howard, Rex Orange County,…).
The story behind the album is as enchanting as its music. Benny Sings’ story began with an interrail trip to Morocco, during a time when he felt lost in life. He carried around a tape filled with demos including the blueprints of classics “Twist You Around” and “Champagne People”. The demos captivated fellow travelers during a camping stop in Spain, sparking his music career. Returning with a beard symbolizing newfound strength, Benny embarked on a transformative journey, leading to the creation of his iconic debut album, “Champagne People”. Let’s celebrate 20 years of his musical legacy.
Champagne People (20th Anniversary Edition) is out now via Sings Records on all streaming platforms.
Order the album now via Benny’s Store or Bandcamp on 180 g Cream White Vinyl (includes digital download with three bonus tracks).
Tomorrow Benny will play his last show of his anniversary year in a sold-out Royal Theatre Carré, Amsterdam, together with members of the Metropole Orkest.