"Very creative song here, and it makes me want to listen to it again because of the voice of the singer. He really grabs your attention with his strong tone and he hits every note perfect."
"The song sounds really interesting and is emotionally moving. It sounds unique and professional with amazing vocals and clean audio in it with no issues"
''With “Mountain”, James Bene has outdone himself. The record proves he is a versatile and dexterous power in the recording studio. One of the things that will propel the Los Angeles performer through the ranks is his deep knowledge of his craft, and the ability to dominate it.'
''With his articulate, relatable songwriting and powerhouse vocals, James can hardly put a foot wrong on his musical journey. There is just too much talent and ambition rolled into his backpack, to leave him wanting. “Mountain” is a meticulous, emotional, and soulful number that beckons you to listen with care.''
Electro-pop savant James Bene’s young career is defined by instantly memorable melodies, intimate lyricism, and an eagerness to smash conventions at every opportunity. A fearless explorer of human emotion, he delves deeply into his soul, transforming his triumphs and anxieties into songs with near universal appeal. Ultimately, his music expresses an unwavering desire to survive. As he emphatically states in his breakout single ‘American Warrior,’ he’s a fighter - an ambitious talent with the guts to reinvent modern pop music in his own image. With a steady stream of new releases expected in 2022 and beyond, James Bene is on his way to becoming one of the most vital young voices in music today.
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"I love the feel of this track! Very 1975 esk. The vocal production is great and the differentiation between each section really gives for a great listening experience."
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"this an actual banger. like a legit party song. eveyrthing is so good vocals and everything. genre wise you might be also be able to put into pop"
"You have a very uplifting quality throughout the tempo of the song that we loved!
'What an impressive song. Lyrics have power. Vocal performance is sublime.
CHEERS TO THE VIKINGS
"Such a great Pop voice! You have one of the most beautiful voices we have ever heard!
“American Warrior” is at once nostalgic and uplifting, emotional and euphoric, as epic as it is accessible, and as sophisticated as it is primal. The track feels effortless and natural – from the pristine vocals and the momentum-pushing beat, to the shimmering synths and retro electro-pop influences. James Bene can be proud of this flawless record which no doubt will receive the replay button treatment… over and over again.
"American Warrior‘ from the Los Angeles, California-based electro-pop solo artist James Bene, is a powerful message that has been delivered with the mentality of a fighter that urges us to follow our dreams no matter what. Sung with a breathless gusto, this is a striking effort – from a creative who has the underdog attitude that shall keep him hungry forever – no matter what type of deserved successes come his way.
“Hours” allows James to strut through the song with power and poise, staking his claim toward mainstream recognition. He revels in the luxury of its sound at every given opportunity, as a refreshing reinforcement of his raw talent. There can be no doubt that this song should help win him an even broader audience.
James allows himself to open up and move beyond the simple pop polish, bringing a new depth and showing off the incredible range that makes him such a standout performer in the first place. “Hours” will leave fans wondering how on earth James plans on topping it in the future.
Buzz Music LA
"Hours" is not just your average pop song. Bene brings forth a unique depth throughout his vocal delivery and the production that accompanies him. We can't wait to hear more from this rising artist.