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MUSIC REVIEW: After much anticipation, Benson Boone’s ‘Beautiful Things’ doesn’t disappoint

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Benson Boone, who once auditioned for “American Idol” in 2021, releases pop folk-rock single “Beautiful Things,” a song about treasuring loved ones. It follows his November release, “To Love Someone.”

Coming off last November’s release of his ballad, “To Love Someone,” 21-year-old singer-songwriter Benson Boone has produced another single that’s worth a listen.

Beautiful Things” — a pop folk-rock ballad — features three minutes of intense feelings surrounding the topic of romance. But unlike others, Boone takes a different approach to the typical cheesy love story. He doesn’t focus on how he met his love but focuses on the fear of losing it.

Starting off softly, the piece quickly builds up into an explosion of a powerful mix of emotions and vocals. This allows listeners to connect with the song through the perspective of someone losing a loved one.

Using his heartfelt voice and relatable lyrics like “I’ve got peace, and I’ve got love / But I’m up at night thinkin’ I just might lose it all,” Boone conveys his sentiments on losing his present romance. Many listeners can relate to his words, leaving them with a deep sense of connection to the song.

Along with the Thursday, Jan. 18-released track itself, the music video captures the raw emotion of the singer, known for his 2021 “American Idol” audition but pulled out of the competition eventually.

Corresponding with the build-up in the instrumentals, Boone and his band reach the peak of a mountain, energetically reenacting the chorus while playing away on their instruments. Although their display does evoke emotion, the video could have been more interesting if it showed more than two locations.

Following its release, the self-produced track acquired over 43 million views on YouTube and over 234 million streams on Spotify while also reaching No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 during its first week.

For the rising artist, these accomplishments are promising for his upcoming “Fireworks & Rollerblades” tour starting Tuesday, April 2, in Chicago as well as a new single currently teased on his Instagram and TikTok channels with no official release date.

Beyond question, listeners certainly find enjoyment in the pop singer’s latest single, reminding them to treasure their own “beautiful things.”

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Natasha Niazi, Staff Reporter
Following her experiences in the Journalism 1 class as a freshman, sophomore Natasha Niazi is looking forward to being a staff reporter for The Accolade. After contributing to The Accolade in Journalism 1, Niazi hopes to write a variety of articles and improve her skills during the school year. Aside from her work for The Accolade, Niazi can be found attending concerts, Bollywood dancing and shopping. She enjoys drawing, crocheting, reading, listening to music and playing games.  
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