In this week’s episode “You Should Know,” Billboard caught up with singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin to search out out what his first-ever job was, what the inspiration behind his hit music “’Let Me Down Slowly” was, and way more.
Benjamin tells Billboard that his very first job was working as an teacher at a karate studio in Phoenix, Ariz. Despite being profitable in karate and incomes himself a black belt, he ended up quitting as a result of a woman he preferred on the time walked previous the studio, noticed him, and “didn’t assume it was cool.”
“Word obtained again to me after which I used to be like, man possibly I shouldn't do it anymore,” Benjamin says. “And then I finished. But I realized so much very beneficial expertise so it's okay.”
Asked what his largest accomplishment has been, Benjamin says that it will be making his grandmother smile. “When she was 90, earlier than she handed away, she noticed me carry out at this venue referred to as Room 5 in L.A. and he or she walked up a full flight stairs to see me play,” he explains.
“Just seeing that smile on her face was actually cool, 'trigger prefer it's like, two generations folks, my mother and my grandma that had been proud me and that's an enormous accomplishment,” he provides. “Especially on the time, I didn't know if I used to be gonna be capable of make music right into a profession, so for me, that was sufficient.”
As for what impressed his monitor “Let Me Down Slowly,” Benjamin reveals that it was influenced by his first relationship. “It's nearly feeling such as you're at anyone else's mercy the place you actually nonetheless care about anyone however they form maintain all of the playing cards and it was form like a helpless feeling,” he states. “So it's about asking for anyone to be gracious in the event that they're gonna go away.”
You can be taught way more about Alec Benjamin by watching the video above, and take heed to “Let Me Down Slowly” under. A brand new model the music featuring Alessia Cara is because of premiere later at the moment (Jan. 7).