Nighttime teems with possibilities. Underneath its blanketing presence we can be ourselves, indulge our love, and chase our passions. We toil through the day with a mask on, making ends meet, trying to be positive, and, often, suppressing our aggression and our creativity. But the night is ours. For the artist simply known as Benta, seizing the night became a reality two years ago after a dream.
Previously, the artist had left behind a successful music career that developed during his teenage years. Through mad scientist sessions with a drum machine, analog synths, and recording hardware, he’s reemerged with an aesthetic that melds indie pop song structures with rugged hip-hop beats. Lyrically, this is a dark catharsis for Benta. He uses music to sublimate his aggression through depicting shadowy snapshots of characters struggling with toxic intrapersonal and interpersonal dynamics.