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.
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.
Some of my fave lyrics from the album:
I’m just a tenant, paying rent inside this body and IMind Is A Prison
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.
Trying to light a match in the rainMatch 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
I’m just being realistic, being honest with myselfI’m Not A Cynic
I’ve tried being optimistic but it doesn’t seem to help
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 myselfDemons
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
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