[CURRENTLY LISTENING] THESE TWO WINDOWS BY ALEC BENJAMIN

I was trying to decide what songs to include in a playlist to share with you guys, but lately I’m stuck listening to Alec Benjamin’s album These Two Windows. He became known for his song Let Me Down Slowly in his last album Narrated For You. But I’ve known him before that from his songs Paper Crown, and The Way To Nowhere, I’ve been following him on Youtube and I kind of fangirl for a while especially when he liked one of my tweet.

Credits to MusiCares via Twitter

After my obsession with Taylor Swift’s Folklore album which I still listen to a lot but to get a break from the somberness of that album, I switch to Alec Benjamin every now and then to get a different kind of chill vibe that still makes me contemplate about life.

This album is only consisting of 10 very well written songs. If you know me, I’m more of a lyric person than a melody type of person when it comes to listening to songs. I don’t care if it’s catchy or not as long as I connected with the lyrics and if the lyrics is poetic enough that when you remove all the sounds and productions, it will still make sense and it will still be enjoyable to take in.

I compare Alec Benjamin with Ed Sheeran, he exerts that same energy in some level. He has a story based songs, and he writes all of his songs which I really admire from artists these days. If I am going to describe his sound, it’s a chill pop vibe and sad bops if that makes any sense. It’s the kind of songs that makes you bob your head, makes you think, and makes you sad but it’s relaxing at the same time.

Credits to Genius

Some of my fave lyrics from the album:

I’m just a tenant, paying rent inside this body and I
Got two windows and those windows, well I’ll call them my eyes
I’m just going where the wind blows, I don’t get to decide.

Mind Is A Prison

Trying to light a match in the rain
Like flying a kite in a hurricane
Like riding a bike with no air or chain
On a broken road, it’s a losing game

Match In The Rain

I’m just being realistic, being honest with myself
I’ve tried being optimistic but it doesn’t seem to help

I’m Not A Cynic

I swear that I’m not a cynic, my glass just has no water in it today.

I’m Not A Cynic

Well, at first I thought I’d have to bear this weight by myself
But when my knees were getting weak and I was in need of help
You were there to take away the pain that I felt

Demons

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3 thoughts on “[CURRENTLY LISTENING] THESE TWO WINDOWS BY ALEC BENJAMIN

  1. I stumbled upon his music on YouTube. I didn’t think he was that famous and didn’t know anyone who listens to his music. I personally like his music and I’m picky about what I listen to! 😂

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