Bennie Blue returns with new single and video

After a hiatus of two years, Maltese alt-rock band Bennie Blue has just released a new single, Happier Now, accompanied by the first music video.

Directed by Karl Andrew Micallef, the video explores a couple’s key moments at a critical point in their relationship. The video, starring Luke Hess and Mia Vickery, was shot in one location. Friends of the band filled in as extras and pitched in as the production team.

“We faced long cold nights to wrap up the shoot in two nights, and thanks to everyone, we pulled it off and had fun in the process,” Micallef said. “This video is a testament to collaboration. Without the help of many generous people, this film would never have been completed.”

The band members appear in the video in small cameos, with singer Hadrien Meilleur taking on the role of a waiter.

Commenting about the song, Meilleur said: “Lyrically, the song is familiar terrain for us. It explores the anxiety that comes with love and attraction and asks an age-old question: what if they don’t like me back?”.

Musically, Happier Now explores reggaeton beats while maintaining an ambience that is synonymous with the band’s earlier work, he said. Happier Now is Bennie Blues’ first song after a hiatus of two years following the release of their debut EP, Santa Rita.

Bennie Blue is a Maltese- alt-rock band. The band’s first single, Engagement Party, was released in 2020, and the band’s first eight-song EP was released in 2022. Bennie Blue will be playing at Rock the South on May 3.

Stream the band’s music here.

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