When Benjamin Kheng came onto the scene in 2012 as part of The Sam Willows, he and his bandmates altered the course of the local music industry. The far-reaching appeal of their brand of catchy indie-pop proved that Singapore could stand with the very best of them, and their mainstream commercial success opened the gates for the emergence of a new wave of musical acts that have pushed the local industry forward.
But one EP and two full-length albums later, the members of the band announced in 2019 that they would be focusing on their solo careers. For Kheng, that has meant a handful of TV roles, a YouTube comedy channel—The BenZi Project, with Hirzi Zulkiflie—and of course, much-awaited solo music. We got a clearer glimpse of what his own vision would be with the release of his EP, A Sea That Never Stops, in June last year.
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