Hey u x

Benee - Hey u x
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #334 / 845
User Score
Based on 302 ratings
2020 Ratings: #695
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit

Overall, listening to hey u x feels a little like glancing at letters sent between friends, all of whom are still figuring out their way in the world, but are having a whole heap of fun in the process.

80
NME

‘Hey u x’ is the sound of a pop star who’s resolutely herself and, ultimately, there’s nothing cooler than that.

80
Northern Transmissions
This collection of songs is strong for sure but also shows hints of what she will be fully capable of once she is able to really spread her wings as an artist.
80
The Observer
The 20-year-old New Zealander’s charming debut is a patchwork of genre-hopping songs with a fragile edge.
80
musicOMH

Hey U X is assured, confident pop from a name that’s bound to be big in the not too distant future. To the names of Lorde and Billie Eilish, you can now add Benee.

70
Gigwise

Its main achievements lie in its genre-blending: BENEE’s seamless mix of hip-hop vocal lines, drum rhythms and retro genres will undoubtedly foreground what will haunt the future of music.

64
Pitchfork
The 20-year-old New Zealand singer follows up her ironic TikTok smash “Supalonely” with a surprisingly sincere album that only stumbles when it lapses into conventional pop.
Doublez
65

Detaching oneself from a huge global success and knowing how to bounce back afterwards is by far a complex task. On her first album, Benee seems to be even stronger and more confident than before. Particularly energetic, frighteningly groovy and hypnotic, Hey U X is an astonishing success, garnished with branded featurings, which should satisfy her fans and conquer new ones.

It's been about 2 years now that Benee has been a star in her home country the New Zeland with her single Soaked, but ... read more

JacksonLerner
79

BENEE’s rhythm and cadence are ever important in transforming the music into accessible nostalgia. her first LP shines through its flow, production, programming, and songwriting.

for the entirety of the album, Josh Fountain is BENEE’s writing partner and producer. together, their laid back energy ensures that every syllable hits.

“happen to me” is an enchanting, brilliant start to the album. an immersive peace pours light through its dark, depressive state. Felix ... read more

MattsReviews
60

graphic design is my passion

guys its not bad art, it's abstract

iangarrett216
67

+2 points for the fact that this album was released on my birthday. I enjoy the first half of the album quite a bit (apart from Gus Dapperton and Grimes' features. blech), but after Kool, the album falls into the "MODERN INDIE-POP" cliches of recent years. Still, a solid debut with a lot of glowing potential, and I am eagerly awaiting more from Benee.

rryanlaker
90

literally so good everyone else is tasteless

HathusMusic
85

Listening to this album made me feel like I wasn't alone in those everyday struggles we all go through, that mixed with the indie melowy vibe have provided me a great peace of mind and I'v been listening to this album on loop for a week, looking forwards to new releases. NO SKIPS

Fav tracks: Happen to me, Winter, Plain

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Track List

1Happen to Me
3:51
2Same Effect
4:04
3Sheesh
3:33
feat. Grimes
4Supalonely
3:43
5Snail
3:00
6Plain
3:51
7Kool
2:48
8Winter
3:07
feat. Mallrat
9A Little While
3:18
10Night Garden
3:41
11All the Time
3:08
feat. Muroki
12If I Get to Meet You
3:02
13C U
3:00
Total Length: 44 minutes

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Added on: October 14, 2020