Alec Benjamin is back with “Mind Is A Prison”

December 12, 2019

Platinum-certified singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin is back with an extremely personal new single – Mind Is A Prison. It is now available via Atlantic Records at all DSPs and streaming services. Alongside the emotionally raw track is a companion lyric video streaming now via Benjamin’s official YouTube channel.

Today’s arrival of Mind Is A Prison follows Benjamin’s release of the critically acclaimed Jesus in L.A. and Must Have Been The Wind. These tracks marked Benjamin’s first new releases since his internationally acclaimed debut mixtape, NARRATED FOR YOU, highlighted by the RIAA platinum-certified smash single Let Me Down Slowly. The smash-hit proved Benjamin’s planetary breakthrough, reaching the top 5 radio airplay in: 

  • France
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Belgium
  • Switzerland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Czech Republic 

Whilst earning the #8 spot on the overall European airplay, Alec also earned 2x platinum certification in: 

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands 
  • Switzerland 

Earned platinum certification in: 

  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • China  
  • Korea 

As well as gold certification in: 

  • Austria
  • France
  • Germany
  • Indonesia  
  • Italy

His international and widespread appeal has helped Alec’s videos amass over 125 million views on YouTube. 

“I’m a prisoner a visitor inside of my brain / And no matter what I do they try to keep me in chains… Alone with my thoughts again / I guess my mind is a prison and I’m never gonna get out”

Recently, Alec has been on a world tour and writing new music that he is excited to share with his fans. The celebrated live performer just returned home from touring Europe and is already selling out his biggest venues to date including massive headline shows in: 

  • London
  • New York  
  • Los Angeles

These shows followed Alec’s recently wrapped Caught In The Middle World Tour, which took him throughout Asia. This included his first-ever stop in Seoul, Korea, where Jimin of BTS attended Alec’s show sparking a worldwide trending moment on Twitter. This past October, the 25-year-old embarked on his biggest North American headlining shows to date. For a glimpse at Alec’s incredible live show watch him perform Water Fountain and Let Me Down Slowly LIVE from New York.  

2019 has proven to be an incredible year for the young artist who has amassed over 1 billion global streams. He kicked off the year with his North American late-night television debut on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, performing his now RIAA platinum-certified single Let Me Down Slowly. That same day he released a version of Let Me Down Slowly featuring Alessia Cara. This received rave reviews from ROLLING STONE who praised “Benjamin and Cara’s voices meld together on the hypnotic pop tune as they reflect on vulnerability and the fear of losing a good relationship.” Benjamin went on to enter the Billboard Hot 100 with Let Me Down Slowly (Feat. Alessia Cara) and graced the cover of Spotify’s esteemed Pop Rising playlist. Alec continued this momentum with his single Jesus In LA that was accompanied by a companion visual that has racked up over 7 million views. Alec performed the spellbinding and biographical track for the first time on national television on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Alec’s Spotify Singles are also now available and feature stripped renditions of Let Me Down Slowly as well as his fan-favourite, an emotionally gripping cover of Eminem’s Stan.

NARRATED FOR YOU, Benjamin’s extraordinary debut mixtape has received praise from fans and critics alike, with both The New York Times and TIME applauding fan favourite The Water Fountain on release day. Alec’s compelling companion visuals for mixtape tracks Let Me Down SlowlyIf We Have Each Other and Boy In The Bubble have amassed over 125 million collective views on YouTube. In addition to love from fans and critics, Benjamin has garnered an immense amount of support from his biggest idol John Mayer and other acclaimed musicians including: 

  • Billie Eilish
  • Bryson Tiller
  • Kevin Abstract

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