Have you ever had a dream about something that can seemingly only exist in the mind? A fleeting thought that disappears as quickly as it arrives? Benton Crane blends such abstract concepts with imaginative storytelling inspired by the world around him. The dichotomy between reality and fantasy acts as an inspirational wellspring for his synthy psychedelic rock creations. These ideas come crawling out of each song, escaping the void so that their story may be heard, seen, and felt. Benton Crane released his self-produced debut LP ‘Welcome to Paradise’ in September 2021. Currently, he is producing several songs and music videos to be released beginning in the fall of 2022.
Benton spent several years playing keys in rock/jam bands where he developed his love for improvisation in music. Blending elements of rock, pop, jazz, and classical music together helped him to find his voice as an artist and producer.
When the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a halt, Benton decided to produce his first official solo album. 'Welcome to Paradise' is a concept album, deeply inspired by the ongoing climate crisis. This album was a journey for Benton to branch out and discover himself as a solo artist/producer. The result is a carefully crafted album that tells a powerful story.
In the year since the release of "Welcome to Paradise", Benton has begun producing several more songs, the first of which will be released in October of 2022. These songs follow in the sonic footsteps of bands like Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, and MGMT. Benton Crane is just getting started... tune in so you don't miss a beat.
"I absolutely love all of the different elements in the song. This is truly an aesthetic all its own. I can picture this song being in movies and/or Broadway shows. The beginning was everything and more. I really like the slow build up and the intensity is on point."