Published on October 10th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby0
Global PUSH Artist of the Month: Rising Star Benson Boone
MTV PUSH has chosen to shine a spotlight on the remarkable talents of 20-year-old singer-songwriter Benson Boone for the month of October. This emerging artist has been making waves with his powerful vocals and unique storytelling skills, propelling him to success with recent hits like “GHOST TOWN” and “In The Stars.” Adding to his achievements, Boone released his second EP, “PULSE,” within just 12 months, solidifying his position as a rising star in the music industry.
Staying True to His Roots
As Benson Boone evolves and explores new sonic territories, he remains true to his trademark intimacy, emotion, vulnerability, and down-to-earth approach. His music strikes a chord with fans worldwide, leading him to secure a coveted spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
A Deep Dive with Benson Boone
Discovering Musical Influences
In a candid conversation with MTV, Benson Boone opens up about the musical influences that have shaped his journey. He credits legends like Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Aretha Franklin, and Elvis Presley as early inspirations. Yet, he also acknowledges the impact of contemporary artists like Adele, Sam Smith, and a young Shawn Mendes. Boone’s eclectic taste in music from his high school years continues to inform his artistic expression today.
Unearthing Hidden Talent
Boone’s journey into music was an unexpected twist. He initially never considered himself a singer, preferring outdoor activities over musical pursuits. However, fate had other plans. When asked to step in as the vocalist for his friend’s band at a high school Battle of the Bands competition, he took the leap. The moment he began to sing on stage, it was as if a hidden talent had been unleashed, and he hasn’t looked back since.
Crafting “In The Stars”
From Melody to Magic
Benson Boone shares insights into the creation of his hit song, “In The Stars.” The melody for the chorus was the first piece of the puzzle, and as lyrics began to intertwine, the song started to take shape. However, he recalls a moment of doubt during the recording process. It was his mother who encouraged him to revisit and refine the song until he truly loved it. This dedication led to a remarkable transformation, resulting in a song that held a special place in his heart.
Impact on Fans
“In The Stars” has had a profound impact on Benson Boone’s fans. He recounts a moving encounter with a young girl at one of his shows, whose mother had sadly passed away the day before. Despite her grief, the girl attended the concert, and the song brought solace and connection. Witnessing the emotional resonance of his music in the lives of others is a blessing that Boone deeply cherishes.
MTV Push: Bridging Fans and Emerging Artists
MTV’s “MTV PUSH” initiative, curated by their Music & Talent teams, continues to connect global fans with rising music stars. This program provides audiences with live performances, exclusive music video premieres, interviews, and captivating video content, bringing them closer to the next big names in music. Benson Boone joins an illustrious list of previous MTV PUSH artists, including Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Khalid, and many others.
As October unfolds, MTV invites you to dive into the world of Benson Boone, a young artist with a voice that resonates and stories that inspire. Watch him perform “IN THE STARS” and “COFFEE CAKE” and explore an exclusive interview that delves into the heart and soul of this promising musician. Don’t miss this chance to discover the next big thing in music.