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First Listen: Benny Sings, 'City Pop'

You've heard the Dutch pop and R&B singer's music before and probably didn't know it. Now, he makes a perfectly timed bid for stardom.
Benny Sings' City Pop comes out Feb. 22 via Stones Throw. Source: Takuroh Oyama

Dutch pop and R&B singer (a.k.a. Tim van Berkestijn) hasn't blown up , but it's not for the lack of exposure. You've heard his music before and probably didn't know it: His songs and . His is the type of sound that grabs your attention while you're strolling through the produce section or standing in line at your favorite fast-food grill. You quickly unlock your phone to launch your song-identification app, but it's too late. (It was "" from 2005's .) Benny's songs have always teetered between sunny-day soundtracks and full-on pity parties.

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