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“Beautiful Things” by Benson Boone

Reviewing Benson Boone’s newly released song
Benson Boone’s cover for his new single “Beautiful Things” came out on January 18, 2024. Boone’s song highlights his Christian values and fears of losing what he’s been given. “Beautiful Things” reflects on the meaning of life and Boone’s point of view. “I found my mind, I’m feelin’ sane, It’s been a while, but I’m finding my faith,” Boone said in his song. Photo provided by Moxie Music

Benson Boone is a singer and songwriter who caught the attention of many on social media on TikTok in 2021, leading to the official release of his first single, “Ghost Town,” which became popular. Boone was first noticed in 2021 with his first single “Ghost Town” and his other song, “In The Stars” which attracted millions of listeners. “Beautiful Things” has quickly become successful with almost 10 million streams on Spotify. Boone’s song jumped to number two on iTunes all-genre charts. 

Boone’s new song “Beautiful Things’ ‘ was released on January 18, 2024 as a single. The song goes into detail about Boone’s emotional state and highlights his fears about losing the simplest and best parts of his life. The song’s chorus alludes to Bensons’ Christian values and highlights his fears of losing what he has been given. “I want you, I need you, oh God, Don’t take, These beautiful things that I’ve got-” The song is uncoincidentally similar to the bible verse Psalm 103:13-14, “You make beautiful things out of the dust.” The song itself is soulful and emotional and easy to sing along to. It is relatable and can be connected to personal life experiences, especially for those who struggle with their religious beliefs. “It’s been a while but I’m finding my faith-” Boone’s lyrics say. Here, he includes his emotional standpoint on his gratitude toward his blessings and credits his religion for all of the best parts of his life. 

“I’ve got peace and I’ve got love / But I’m up all night thinking’ I just might lose it all,’ the lyrics said. Boone’s fear of loss is expressed throughout many of his songs and adds a relatable melancholy tone to his music as a whole. 

Benson Boone is a 21-year-old artist who wrote his debut single “Ghost Town” in October 2021. He followed up this song with his popular singles, “In the Stars” and his new single “Beautiful Things”. His songs are engaging and have deep meanings and lyrics for people to relate to. The “Beautiful Things” song and music video shows the pain in his angelic voice and relatable lyrics.
Photo provided by Moxie Music

His YouTube music video has been getting positive feedback and already has 5.7 million views with 218k likes. “The way I originally heard this chorus on Tiktok and it immediately gave me goosebumps and now I can’t stop listening to this song on replay. You can hear his heart and soul coming through the vocals,” YouTube user, @tashavass, said. His video was posted to his 803K subscribers and in 12 days earned 5.7 million views as well as 6.9K comments full of positive reviews. So far he has gotten reviews like “Shaking, screaming, crying, laughing, hands down the best song ever!!!” user 2kinsleymcfarlen2675 said and “Listened to it nonstop since it came out,” commented by @terricallachan3906.

Throughout the song, the mood changes entirely. From the calm, simplistic beginning with limited instrumental spotlights and vocals, to the chorus, with heavy guitar, drums, and background riffs, the song takes a sharp turn. In his voice, you can hear his anxiety, which helps listeners relate to the emotional breakdowns that he includes in his work. His music is extremely admirable in the sense that he is completely open and honest about rough topics like depression and other overwhelming emotions that are not often spoken about. Overall, the song is angelic, sweeping, and raw with emotion, and should be played on platforms more to gain the publicity that it deserves.

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