Over the weekend, rising pop artist Benson Boone released his emotional new anthem “What Was.”
Masterfully balancing understated, intimate verses with a big, bold chorus, the soaring track is the latest from Boone‘s upcoming EP, PULSE, out May 5.
“This song is a reflection of a past relationship that I wish I could re-do,” Boone says of the track. “It’s a hard realization when you missed ‘your person,’ and all you can do is relive the memories in your head.”
The insightful song follows on the heels of feisty recent single “Sugar Sweet” which has more than 15M streams to date.
They were preceded by his 2022 piano ballad “Before You” and Walk Me Home… EP which includes hits like “In The Stars,” “ROOM FOR 2,” and “GHOST TOWN.”
In the US, “GHOST TOWN” became Boone’s first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached Top 25 at both Top 40 and Hot AC radio.
It also became his first RIAA-certified Gold record, followed by “In The Stars,” which reached was certified in January.
Boone has also been named an Amazon Music Spotlight Breakthrough Artist for 2023.First discovered by Imagine Dragons superstar Dan Reynolds, the 20-year-old has earned more than 1 billion global streams to date, as well as praise from Billboard, who lauded his “restrained vocals” and Consequence, who dubbed the newcomer “an exciting new voice.”
Boone will soon head out on his PULSE headlining tour. He plays throughout Europe in April, which includes a sold-out show at The Academy Green Room on April 29th, then kicks off the North American leg on May 31st in New York.
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