Benson Boone Drops “Before You” Ahead of Sold Out Tour

Benson Boone
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American Idol dropout Benson Boone drops a new song ahead of a short sold-out US tour. “Before You” is out now, alongside a lyric video. The song, written by Benson Boone, Casey Smith Jack LaFrantz and Jason Suwito, is a sweet love song about a love so solid, it’s hard to remember what life was like before it. The chorus goes:

All of the nights I spent
Drowning my discontent
Wasting me away
Everything has changed
Now that I found us
And it feels like home

Darling if you don’t mind
I’ll take your hand tonight
We could just slow down time
Let me adore you
And from the moment I
Looked in those dark brown eyes
I can’t remember life
Before you

Watch Benson Boone’s “Before You” Lyric video 

Benson’s US tour sold out in less than a minute

The new song comes ahead of a 4 city tour that begins on December 1 in Salt Lake City Utah. After the tickets went on sale, it sold out in less than a minute. The singer added two more shows Utah on the 2nd and 3rd. Those dates have also sold out. He’s also headed to sold-out shows in Seattle, Phoenix and Santa Ana, Calif.

Earlier this year, Benson released his debut EP Walk Me Home.

Walk Me Home… is a very important body of work to me,” Benson shared about the record. “The reason I named it ‘Walk Me Home…’ is because most of the time writing these songs I felt lost. I’m very young, I’m at the beginning of a long journey, and I don’t know where it will lead. Sometimes I feel like I just need a little bit of guidance and when I first started writing this EP, I felt very alone. As I began to write more and more, towards the end I felt like these songs were becoming therapy for me and I was finding myself in the music. This is a body of work that I am very proud of, and I now feel like I’ve made it home.”

Why Benson quit American Idol: “I didn’t want to show the world someone I’m not.”

Benson auditioned for American Idol in 2021 and made it as far as the Season 19 Top 24. “Social media is the biggest opportunity to get people to know you personally,” he explained. “Hopefully, they will not only like my music, but they’ll understand and like me as a person, so I’m more than just a song to them.” That desire to connect with fans authentically is why he quit American Idol, an official press release stated. “It was a very hard choice,” Benson admitted. “I didn’t really know who I wanted to be as an artist yet, and I didn’t want to show the world someone I’m not.”

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