Benny Blanco, a highly revered producer and songwriter, just recently started putting out music under his own name after working behind the scenes in the music industry for a while. Blanco’s the man behind great hits like “I Kissed a Girl,” “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry, “Tik Tok,” by Ke$ha, and other major songs from artists such as Miguel, Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Kanye West, and more. As a producer and songwriter, Blanco is responsible for more than 100 million album sales worldwide due to his work with prominent artists in the industry. His first single “Eastside” released this last summer was an instant hit and went platinum soon a couple months after.
Last week, Benny Blanco released his debut album, Friends Keep Secrets. It features prominent artists including Halsey, 6lack, Brendon Urie, Juice WRLD, Khalid, Calvin Harris, Justin Vernon and more. The emotionally charged album showcases his incredible skill and talent.
Blanco has an incredible ear for music, and most (if not all) of the songs will resonate with you in some way. He isn’t shy to put on lesser known artists (e.g. Ryan Beatty) as long as they shine on the song, which I admire. Additionally, Benny Blanco has a brilliant mind and isn’t afraid to experiment with his music. Putting together Juice WRLD and Brendon Urie, who make very different genres of music is unheard of. However, “Roses” turned out beautiful, and is loved by the listeners.
It has been long overdue that Blanco started releasing songs under his name. It’s a matter of time before these songs from the album start hitting the Top 40s. With this beautiful and well made album, we can definitely expect more music from him in the future.
benny blanco – FRIENDS KEEP SECRETS