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JUSTUS BENNETTS UNLEASHES NEW BANGER, “DEAD INSIDE”

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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH RENFORSHORT KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 15

 

 

“He's poised to take the music world by storm.” — VMAN

 

“Justus Bennetts has been making waves… with his impressive energy and vocal cadences.” — Earmilk

 

“His voice and genre-bending style forces him to stand out amongst the monotony of mainstream hits. Combining a rockstar persona and musical aptitude, Justus Bennetts is the secret ingredient in the industry’s recipe for success.” — Euphoria

 

9 SEPTEMBER 2022 (TORONTO, ON) – On his new track “Dead Inside,” Justus Bennetts grapples with one of life’s most perplexing questions – why does it feel so good to be with someone who’s so bad for you? Answers are elusive as he reaches the disquieting conclusion that he’s accepted the manipulation. “Dead Inside” is an unlikely anthem that bristles with dark humor, edgy electronic tones and an addictive beat paired with Justus’ uncensored youthful lyricism. Justus wrote the track with frequent collaborators Doc Daniel, Jesse Fink (John Legend), Remy Gautreau (Tate McRae), Eugene Veltman, and Jared Scharff (DaBaby, Machine Gun Kelly). Listen HERE. View the lyric video HERE.

 

Justus will perform as a special guest on renforshort’s dear amelia tour, which launches September 15 at Longboat Hall in Toronto and includes shows at Baby’s All Right in New York (September 28) and the Moroccan Lounge in Los Angeles (October 5). Tickets are available HERE. He’ll also be performing at the Breakaway music festivals in Michigan and North Carolina and Big Bootie Land in Boston. The 22-year-old recently completed his first tour – a national outing with GAYLE, who featured on his acoustic DIY tune Don’t Trip.

 

“Dead Inside” is the follow-up to the gleeful, pop-inflected “Girls.” Praising him as “one of music’s most promising (and exhilarating) new artists,” VMAN observed, “While weaving his lived experience under a heart-racing beat, Justus explores how it’s a woman’s world and he’s just living in it.” In the comical, Matt Shaffar-directed video for “Girls,” seen HERE, Justus is targeted by a group of cunning, poker-playing grandmas.

 

Since making his debut in 2021 with Replace You,” Justus has amassed over 200 million combined global streams with a string of singles that include the nostalgia-soaked alt-pop smash Cool Kidsand the brash, R&B-influenced “Bad Day.” Ones To Watch said, “he’s established himself as a real on-the-verge artist to be contended with, taking over this generation’s defining playlists.”

 

Justus Bennetts Tour Dates:

All dates with renforshort (except festivals)

 

9.15                             Toronto, ON                 Longboat Hall

9.17                             Detroit, MI                    The Loving Touch

9.20                             Pittsburgh, PA               Thunderbird

9.22                             Nashville, TN                 The End

9.23                             Atlanta, GA                   The Masquerade (Purgatory)

9.27                             Washington, DC            Songbyrd Music House

9.28                             New York, NY                Baby’s All Right

10.1                             Charlotte, NC                Breakaway Music Festival

10.5                             Los Angeles, CA            Moroccan Lounge

10.15                           Boston, MA                    Big Bootie Land

 

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Photo credit: Sky Rizzo

 

ABOUT JUSTUS BENNETTS:

Justus Bennetts knows what it’s like to feel alone. Drawing on the uncertainty and insecurity of adolescence, he crafts genre-blurring pop songs mixed with hip-hop and rock that are meant to comfort anyone who’s ever felt out of place or isolated. Across a string of singles—the magnetic “Don’t Trip” featuring teen hitmaker GAYLE, the slow-burning “Nightstand,” the brash, R&B-influenced “Bad Day,” and the nostalgic alt-pop cut “Cool Kids”—Justus has demonstrated a unique knack for reaching people where they’re at. That’s been his goal since he was a “confused kid trying to find my way” in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Thrown into a high school where he didn’t know another soul after a move across the country, he gravitated toward music to process his new surroundings. After working as a car salesman, he decided to take his songs seriously, converting his laundry room into a studio. In that space, his belief that music could be his future was born. Justus has since focused on writing the most captivating opening lines possible, catching ears right away with lyrics that cut deep. He caught the attention of his manager with the punky revenge anthem “Replace You,” and since then Justus racked up over 200 million global streams. But Justus isn’t interested in fleeting success—he wants his songs to resonate. “I just hope people 10 years down the line can still think, ‘Justus makes the most relatable songs,’” he says. “I want to connect with people, and I want people to connect with my music.”

 

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