‘Icon’ is the first single to be released from Benga’s forthcoming second album ‘Chapter 2’, due for release on August 27 on Columbia Records.
Featuring newcomer Bebe Black on vocals it brings together all that we love about Benga’s production with brilliant quirky pop sensibilities. As someone who has already produced three top 10 singles, Benga clearly has the knack to create huge leftfield hits.
The video for Icon as directed by Michael Holyk sees Benga and Bebe ascend to the skies and embark on a sky dive together. A first for them both, the adrenaline surge of such an experience is clearly visible.
The incredible full album is sure to see Benga propelled from the club to the charts with an album featuring great collaborations with exciting big names (to be revealed soon) and newcomers such as Sweden’s Marlene Strand and London’s Bebe Black.
The album will only increase the huge demand for Benga’s epic DJ sets. With over 17,000 tickets sold in his two-week February headline UK tour, Benga recently returned from sellout venues in North America with his partner in crime, Skream.
Skream and Benga also kicked off their weekly Friday night Radio 1 show on April 6th, taking over the 11pm - 1am slot. Sunday June 3 also marks an important date that will see Benga and friends take over London’s Koko.
Benga will be performing a full live show featuring his new material for the first time. Special guests include Joker, Youngman, Alunageorge and Dismantle among others (including a surprise). Be sure to be there.