After returning with new single ‘Doesn’t Matter’ in October, BENEE is now sharing the accompanying video for the song.
“‘Doesn’t Matter’ is about how hard it can be to explain your feelings and emotions to people,” she explains. “Sometimes friends just being there for you is such a help. I’m so excited about this video; it was my first shot at co-directing with Aidee Walker. I came up with the concept, and she helped me bring it to life. I wanted the look of an old French indie film with a twist….and I love how it turned out.”
“It seems like a very long time since I’ve released any music,” she previously said of the song. “This year has been very difficult for me and many other people, and I’ve had times that I’ve really felt my lowest. I wrote ‘Doesn’t Matter’ during one of these periods when I felt truly overwhelmed, anxious, and stuck. I was diagnosed with OCD, which actually helped me understand myself better. This song ponders on what it would be like to feel truly carefree and how much easier life would be. Sometimes, it’s hard for people who don’t suffer from anxiety or depression to really understand what it’s like for us. People telling you not to worry or saying ‘It doesn’t matter’ don’t understand that it’s not that simple. Having had help to learn how to deal with my own anxiety and depression, I want others to know that there is a way through.”
Check out the video below.
See BENEE live at the following dates:
28 Åre Sessions Åre, Sweden
01 Fållan Johanneshov, Sweden
02 Sentrum Scene Oslo, Norway
06 Botanique - Orangerie Brussels, Belgium
07 Le Trabendo Paris, France
09 Live Music Hall Cologne, Germany
10 Verti Music Hall Berlin, Germany
15 SWG3 Glasgow
16 Albert Hall Manchester
17 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire London
19 Komplex 457 Zürich, Switzerland
20 Fabrique Milan, Italy
22 Roxy Prague, Czech Republic
23 Freiheitshalle Munich, Germany
24 Vienna Arena / Arena Wien Vienna, Austria
26 Proxima Warsaw, Poland
27 Mojo Club Hamburg, Germany
28 Paradiso Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
01 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
04 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
06 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
07 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
08 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
14 Boston, MA House of Blues
15 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
17 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
21 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
22 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
24 Seattle, WA The Showbox
25 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
26 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
28 San Francisco, CA The Warfield Theatre
30 Los Angeles, CA The Novo
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