Benji Lewis Is Trying To Navigate Through Hot Mess Like The Rest Of Us In “Hold On”

Finding balance is easier said than done

Artwork by Alexy Prefontaine & photo by Sean Pyke

LA-based artist Benji Lewis offers a therapeutic soundscape of empathy with his latest single “Hold On” – a confessional anthem where Benji pleads for a balanced, symbiotic relationship with someone who is a hurricane of drama. Although it’s about a relationship (coz Benji said so), the song is applicable to every other aspects of our lives where we’re constantly trying to find some form of equilibrium between the good and the bad. Hit play:

On the single, Benji shared:

“It’s about wanting to get past all of the unwanted drama and mess that this relationship is bringing to you and your life, but still finding a way to keep them around if only they can meet you in the middle. Not on their terms, but something that works for you and them. In a way that doesn’t make you feel like you are losing grip with life itself day to day.

Through this song I was trying to ask for understanding from this person who I was madly in love with, really asking them to hear me. Things needed to change, and I needed to feel more ok and at ease. Ultimately, I was wanting for our love to transition nicely and somehow into a beautiful friendship. Looking back, I guess I was asking for too much. This wasn’t what they wanted or who they are and that’s ok. It’s probably for the best anyway because whenever I was around them, I would still feel those crazy special feelings and catch myself looking at them in a way that friends shouldn’t look at each other.”

“Hold On” is from Benji’s upcoming EP, which will be out in early 2020.