Edie Bens Shares Her ‘Playing Pretend’ EP In Full

She's a wicked alt-pop wordsmith...

Alt-pop riser Edie Bens has shared her new ‘Playing Pretend’ EP in full.

Out now on Glassnote Records, it’s a project marked by her deft, all-too-relatable lyrical touch. A true over-sharer, Edie Bens also has a wicked sense of humour, and that fine balance is matched to her melodic flair.

The EP was mixed by Lee Smith – who also worked on projects from Dylan and Holly Humberstone – while recent single ‘Therapist’ was a Radio 1 staple. Written collaboratively, it found Edie Bens and her uni flatmates dissecting a shitty ex, who became a true wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Talking about the EP as a whole, Edie comments…

“I broke a boy’s heart, had a melt down and moved to a different city. Wrote some songs about it and recorded them with my best friends. Playing pretend is a collection of songs about losing things for the better and sometimes for the worse. It’s the realisation that I wasn’t being honest with myself and the aftermath that followed. Not sure the boy I let down will ever forgive me for these songs but the honesty was worth the healing they gave me and I hope they give others x”

Tune in now.

Catch Edie Bens at the following shows:

February
8 Brighton The Folklore Rooms
9 London St Pancras Old Church
10 Swansea Bunkhouse

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