Alec Benjamin’s “Must Have Been The Wind” Is a Glimpse at Human Kindness


Photo: Julian-Burgueno

Phoenix-raised singer/songwriter Alec Benjamin was one of 2018's breakout artists, and fans have been eagerly awaiting what he has coming out in 2019. After teasing the release of a new track on Twitter, the singer has officially released his first original song of 2019, "Must Have Been The Wind." 

"Must Have Been The Wind" is an acoustic, catchy pop song about supporting people, even if you don't know them - human kindness prevails. This is his first track since his debut mixtape, Narrated For You. In the song, Benjamin sings of hearing a woman crying, and when he goes to the second floor to check on her, she denies the accusation and says "… It must've been the wind." It's a wholesome track with plucky guitar chords paired with a simple beat. The new song is very true to Benjamin's sound, and really tugs at your heartstrings. 

Watch the official lyric video for Benjamin's fresh track below.

Later this summer, Benjamin is gearing up to perform at the Firefly Music Festival on June 22, Lollapalooza on Aug. 2, and Osheaga Festival in Montreal on Aug. 4. This fall, he will perform his largest U.S. headline shows at the Fonda Theatre in LA on Oct. 9, and at Terminal 5 in NYC on Friday, Oct. 25.

He has also recently released tour dates for his Caught In The Middle World Tour which includes dates in Asia and Europe – see all dates below:

June 22        Dover, DE @   Firefly Festival

August 1       Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

August 4       Montreal, Quebec@   Osheaga

October 9     Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

October 25    New York, NY @ Terminal 5

August 16      Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic Festival

November 3   Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia Club

November 6   Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene

November 7   Stockholm, Sweden @ Fryshuset (Klubben)

November 9   Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega Small Hall

November 10   Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan

November 11   Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

November 12   Brussels, Belgium @ Salle de la Madeleine

November 15   Prague, Czech Republic @ Palac Akropolis

November 16   Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg  @ Rockhal Club

November 18   Cologne, Germany @ Kantine

November 19   Munich, Germany @ Technikum

November 20   Milan, Italy @ Magazzini General

November 22   Berlin, Germany @ Columbia theater

November 23   Warsaw, Poland @ Hybrydy

November 25   Paris, France @ Le Trabendo

November 26   London, UK @ O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

November 28   Dublin, Ireland @ Academy

Tickets are on sale now here.

You can read more of what Ones to Watch has said about the rising pop star's discography here