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Watch Benee sing stripped-down "Supalonely" in an art gallery

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Rising New Zealand star Benee has been selected as the MTV PUSH artist for June, which means now you can check out a stripped-down version of her breakthrough hit, “Supalonely.”

In the video, Benee, wearing a red, hooded belted coat dress and sneakers sings, the song with accompaniment from a single electric guitar, standing in the middle of New Zealand’s Auckland Art Gallery.

She also talks about writing the song — inspired by a breakup — with her friend, Jenna Andrews, saying, “It was the first time for me writing with a female, which was very different but it worked, and I feel like it was nice to have her at that time because she was just relating to everything that I was saying. I was like — *gasp* — ‘THANK YOU!’ It was cool.”

The 20-year-old singer also talks about what she’s been doing while self-isolating at home in New Zealand.

“It’s stressful but I feel like for me I’ve been trying to stay positive and trying to look at the positive things that might come out of this,” Benee says of the COVID-19 lockdown.

“It’s a good reflecting period, I feel like, for humans. You know, come out of this, maybe we can do things a little bit differently.”

MTV will feature more exclusive content with Benee throughout the month.

By Andrea Dresdale
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