Los Angeles based Benji Lewis is making the weekend shine with warm, nostalgic, summery sounds on a new R&B infused song ‘Fast Forward’. Having recently given us three widely successful stand-alone singles including Ride Is It Love & Away, this new one just adds fuel to the fire.
‘Fast Forward’ started near the end of 2018 in a writing session with LA producer Kid Froopy (Deadbeats, Moving Castle). A natural synergy formed and with that, the writing process was quite easy, organic and enjoyable – the tracks first lyric was even inspired by their conversations as we’re told.
“We started ‘Fast Forward’ towards the end of 2018 and finished it off in early 2019. We got to talking before that first session and he said something to me about looking more inward, in regard to himself and his life. Almost instantly the opposite play on words “Inwards, Outwards” came to me, and then the rest of the song came to me quite easily and effortlessly.” – Benji Lewis
‘Fast Forward’ comes with Benji’s first music video which was shot in Los Angeles over the Spring with local photographer/visual artist Chris Weigen. The video and song explore the transition from one state of mind to another and how we try to hit fast forward on those difficult moments.
“This song is about getting out of a certain state of mind. Not wanting to think about or look at a current situation, relationship or particular person right now. We are never really stuck, and my subconscious was telling me this while I wrote the song. I was feeling like some much-needed alone time and craving change. I was listening to a lot of H.E.R. and Sabrina Claudio at the time. I’ve always loved rnb music and that’s just what we ended up creating with this one. It feels sexy, natural and honest to me.” – Benji Lewis
Listen to Benji Lewis ‘Fast Forward’ Below: