Simon Benegas – Feel It Grow EP

Simon Benegas - Feel It Grow EP

Simon Benegas – Feel It Grow EP

Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, the New York-based Simon Benegas will be kicking off his first North American tour this fall in support of his two indie-folk EPs, The Age of Simple and Feel It Grow.  While Benegas has already toured his native country, he is eager to showcase his engaging music around the world.

Benegas attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and found his passion in songwriting and conveying a positive message.  He brings his songcraft (as well as vocals, acoustic guitar, virtual instruments, and all production) to the 5-track Feel It Grow, where he is supported by Jerónimo Saravia (electric guitar, vocals), Francisco Serres (bass), Julian Benegas (keyboards, vocals), and Lucas McGuire (drums).

The songs of Feel It Grow exude a laid-back throwback vibe of the 1970s, a decade that was the height for singer-songwriters.  There are shades of Neil Diamond and James Taylor in Benegras’s vocal intonation as bright but gently-strummed acoustic guitar accompanies his usually drawn-out words.  Fluid-to-sharp guitar lines, mild backing vocals, and subdued drum beats follow Benegras through each tune, from the up-tempo gleam of EP-opener “Sun” to the hazy glow of “Shine”, the stirring ending of “One Desire”, the relaxed ride and swooping vocals of “Easily”, and introspective closer “Grow.”

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