benny blanco‘s artist project is on the quick rise!
Following the release of his Khalid and Halsey-assisted single “Eastside,” which reached a new peak at #20 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, the talented writer-producer is looking to continue to build his momentum with the arrival of “I Found You,” his brand new single with Calvin Harris!
“I Found You” not only benefits from Clavin‘s talents as a beat layer, but also as a vocalist – that’s right, the “One Kiss” hit-maker has made a rare move by singing on the tune as well – it’s his first single since “My Way” in 2016 to feature his own voice.
“I’ve been a fan of Calvin since 2007… I was always attracted to how much soul and musicality he brought to the table,” Benny said in a statement. “He also has one of my favorite recorded voices ever.. even tho he thinks it sounds like shit. I love it!!! So when we decided to put out a song together… I would beg him to sing on it everyday and just kept annoying him until he finally wore down and just sang it…”
Much like his previously released singing singles “My Way” and “I Feel So Close,” the track sees Calvin lacing his infectious chops across a chill, strut-ready, sun-soaked dance production. “I cannot say what I believe in/ Finally believe in you/ I traveled many roads/ And I know what road to choose/ Now my world is never changing/ There’s anything I can do/ ‘Cause I found you/ I found you…,” Calvin croons before the track dips into a euphoric beat breakdown.
Though it’s not a particularly revolutionary song as far as the beats are concerned (it’s very “Thinking Bout You” from 18 Months), Clavin‘s impressively distinct and soulful delivery surely makes this one to remember.