Since the release of their enlightening collaboration with Jessie Ware on “If You Love Me” last month, Osaka duo BenZel mysteriously left us with little to no inclination on how the rest of their tracks would sound. Just a few days ago, they posted a new original demo titled “Fallin’ Love,” an infectious panorama of futuristic garage and R&B sounds too good to ignore. The group popped out of nowhere, appearing on SoundCloud only with a descriptive bio too hilarious to explain myself. Read it below.
BenZel is Umi Takahashi (15) and Yoko Watanabe (16). Originally from Osaka; Umi and Yoko both travelled to New York through their local foreign exchange program. They met in early 2012 through an online message board about ankle socks and quickly discovered they each had a profound appreciation for 90’s R&B and J. Dilla. After many failed attempts to create a hypoallergenic ankle sock, they decided to put their efforts toward other creative ventures. Following hours of soul searching; they decided to start BenZel…they’ve been working on it since yesterday.