Little Game is Benny’s debut single and music video as a dark alternative pop narrative on gender roles and gender equality. The video demonstrates the skewed enforcement of falling into masculine and feminine archetypes. Available on iTunes now.
I just wrote a new song called “Anybody Else” and it would mean the world to me if you checked it out.
Here are the lyrics:
I thought I needed you to get by, But all I needed was somebody who would try, But there’s no effort in those eyes, And there’s no comfort in your lies
I used to think I was in love And that I’d never be good enough I thought I understood the ache (of heartbreak) But now I know I was just young (and I’m still young)
I thought I just needed somebody, but now I see that I just needed myself I’m stronger than I thought I was, those who hurt me didn’t do much wrong And besides, I’ve learnt I dont need anybody else.
I saw a brother in you, i put my trust within you, so you’d respect me and love her I don’t care what we’ve been through, I am not in love with you You’re the one who stayed, don’t make me push you away too.
I saw the future in your glassy eyes Tears stained the soul that fell behind If I could have stopped the lights from going out inside Without pulling the trigger at my own mind I hope part of you believes that I’d have tried.
I thought I just needed somebody, but now I see that I just needed myself I’m stronger than I thought I was, those who hurt me didn’t do much wrong And besides, I’ve learnt I don’t need anybody else.
I used to think I was in love And that I’d never be good enough But that’s just not what life’s about Love’s not supposed to bring you down Love’s not supposed to bring you down.
Louis’ recent song tweet was about Bombay Bicycle Club.
I searched Google for their name and “unsigned” because the name sounds like an up-and-coming indie band to me… Anyway, I found this as the top result.
Now he has 4 follows since Jan 5th of Twitters that have “unsigned” clearly in the titles and descriptions. I know these follows started on Jan 5th because it was brand new that day and I saved a pic of the first two. That pic says it was saved to my computer on the 5th.
He’s also been following other unsigned artists. These are the ones since the 5th.
Assuming he found these because of the Twitters he followed, I looked through their posts since the 5th. The Sykes follow from the uandimusicmag account was on the 6th. The High Tyde tweet from bbcintroducing is/will have been on the 9th.
But he’s been following a slew of artists for a while too. The follows below are the ones directly before the unsigned follows and since the Leeds follow. I blacked out things that aren’t music-related. Of note is that even though he tweeted about Bombay Bicycle Club on the 8th, he followed them earlier than the unsigned accounts.
That block from Bombay Bicycle Club to Mystery Jets sticks out pretty clearly, so I went to search those bands with “unsigned” as well. All but one had the same blog, Unsigned & Unleashed, come up with articles. Most were right at the top.
The really interesting thing is that 2 sets of articles have basically the same date. The same thing you might see if someone was scrolling through a blog.
I can’t say I know for certain what’s going on, but it seems like Louis could possibly have been reading through this Unsigned & Unleashed blog and discovering artists there. Later on he followed some unrelated (until anyone discovers a connection) unsigned Twitters and started following artists that showed up on those feeds. And finally he tweeted lyrics from Bombay Bicycle club.
Some other throwaway information is that Bloc Party had an album titled “Four” that was reported on in the blog. Also, Louis seems to know/have some weird run-ins with Conor Maynard, the lead singer of The Vaccines. Niall has also tweeted about Conor since Oct 2012 so they clearly know him a bit. (never mind this part, I had a brain fart, and while Louis and Niall do know Conor, he has almost nothing to do with The Vaccines)
What do we know?
That Louis followed 7 band blogs consecutively, all but 1 of which appear on the blog Unsigned & Unleashed at some point. This may have all happened in Jan or not. (EDIT: the follows were very likely all in 2015, timeline)
That four different bands of that 7 band set have similar article dates on Unsigned & Unleashed.
The bands from the 7 band blog set have been signed since the articles in Unsigned & Unleashed I think. Or at least some of them have?
That Louis has chosen since Jan 5th to start following several Twitters that are very prominently labeled “unsigned”.
That since following those “unsigned” blogs, Louis has also followed a few of the artists mentioned on them.
That Louis tweeted song lyrics from Bombay Bicycle Club, and that if you search the band’s name and “unsigned” the first result is the Unsigned & Unleashed article.
WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN?
That I’ve spent several hours looking this stuff up.
That Louis may have been browsing the Unsigned & Unleashed blog.
That Louis appears to have gotten into unsigned bands. (although not all of his follows are currently unsigned)
That Louis seems to be very prominently posting the word and concept of “unsigned” all over his Twitter.
If anyone wants to investigate links between the bands further, I noticed some recurring site names: whenthegramaphonerings, harmonixmusic, dailyunsigned.
My final disclaimer is that I would assume a good number of bands start out unsigned and remain that way for a while since you generally have to work your way up in the music industry. Also, any big or thorough blogs or sites reporting on unsigned bands are likely to mention all the popular ones at some point or another.
So, from one angle, it just looks like Louis got into an unsigned bands kick. However, whether he likes unsigned bands or not isn’t really the point in the end. The fact that “unsigned” is showing up all over his Twitter is. Knowing how subtly blatant he can be at times, I’m personally inclined to think he may be trying to send a signal.
Anyone remember when i rapped over the boondocks intro? Well its almost at 1000 plays so go check it out, please let me know what you think. Nothing makes me happier than hearing feedback. Let a nigga know. Peace/Love
This is a song I wrote recently and it would mean absolute tons if you guys would check it out. Also, if you liked it or even if you didn’t, I’d love to hear any opinions on it (and I won’t be all angry and defensive if you hate it hahaha)
You can find the other things I’ve written here, my soundcloud here and my youtube channel here (all links will open in a new window and won’t stop the song from playing)
Thank you so much if you listen to this, love you all xox
This is todays #throwbackthursday cover of Cry Me A River by Justin Timberlake!! :) I thought it might be fun to do some older songs in combination with my usual covers of new songs 😉 If you guys don’t know, I love music it is my true passion and what I want to do as my career!! :) your guys’ support means SO much to me, you’re the reason why I can do what I do! Without you guys I am nothing ♥️ So if you have the time, please give my video a watch and also subscribe, comment, and thumbs up the video on YouTube! :D I also do fitness videos on my YouTube channel as well! 💪🏻
Hey there, so basically we’re a newly formed indie/alternative band from Bristol UK, and after a lot of hard work have finally released some of our first tracks for you to hear! Please give our songs a listen, we’d love to know what you think! :)
This is a song I wrote called “Burn.” Most songs take me less than an hour to write but I’ve been writing this song for over a month. It’s one of the most personal, deep, and vulnerable songs I have ever written but I wanted to share it with you all. I hope you like it.