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BENEE is the dreamy voice of a disaffected generation, breaking through in 2020 with “Supalonely,” her irresistible, four billion streaming alt-pop banger that practically defined the pandemic experience. Twenty-one year old Stella Bennett mixes her deeply heartfelt reflections on life in suburban Auckland, New Zealand, with offbeat and often whimsical lyrical encounters with zombies and snails, all produced with a technicolour ear for cooked beats and unpredictable hooks. Platinum Awards piled up around the globe and she performed “Superlonely” — live from New Zealand — onThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Ellen Degeneres Show and Late Night With Seth Meyers and recorded a heartfelt live version of album opener “Happen To Me” for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. A year on, BENEE returns with new music in the form of “Doesn’t Matter”, another deeply revealing track that reflects the singer’s journey through the emotional clatter of 2021. A forthcoming BENEE EP release leads into plans for 2022 with the thing that excites Bennett most, a hefty touring schedule that will take her through a second consecutive summer of headline shows and festivals at home before jetting off to Australia, Europe and North America through April to July. “I AM SO READY TO TOUR!!” she exclaims. “Doing shows with my band is the best thing and I have missed it so badly this year. Waiting, rescheduling, waiting again has been incredibly difficult.” Expect the world to be ready and waiting for her.