Hey u x

Benee - Hey u x
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #305 / 798
User Score
Based on 249 ratings
2020 Ratings: #617
Liked by 12 people
November 13, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Republic / Label
Indie Pop, R&B / Genres
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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.


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

The Observer
The 20-year-old New Zealander’s charming debut is a patchwork of genre-hopping songs with a fragile edge.
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.

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.


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.

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.
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
graphic design is my passion

guys its not bad art, it's abstract
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. their laid back energy ensure that every syllable hits.

“happen to me” is an enchanting, brilliant start to the album. an immersive peace that pours light through its dark, depressive state. Felix ... read more
me when the tik tok song came on 🧐😲😲😲😲🤟🤟🤰👃😲
Damn,that cover looks like that time my dog tried to eat my arts project,spat it out and then took a shit on it, beautiful is all i'm saying. None of us can take a bigger shit on it then the artist who made it for her.

BENEE is the prime example of an actually good artist that blew off of TikTok,and even if that's the least respectable way to blow up,i can still give credit where it's due. Her debut album, "Hey x u" is a really strong debut,with powerful vocals harmonizing and ... read more
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Track List

  1. Happen To Me
  2. Same Effect
  3. Sheesh (Feat. Grimes)
  4. Supalonely (Feat. Gus Dapperton)
  5. Snail
  6. Plain (Feat. Lily Allen & Flo Milli)
  7. Kool
  8. Winter (Feat. Mallrat)
  9. A Little While
  10. Night Garden
  11. All The Time (Feat. Muroki)
  12. If I Get To Meet You
  13. C U
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Added on: October 14, 2020