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BeNice - QUEEN OF HEARTS

The opening lyric of this new track by Melbourne based singer-songwriter BeNice (Be Nice) pretty much contains the gist of the overall approach here: assuredly blithe, a tad gimmicky and enterprising.



And what decent pop tune doesn’t attend to all these requirements? After a series of singles, including Something For You and Maybe, BeNice’s Queen of Hearts clearly has its sights set on some chart/streaming action, and despite the occasional slip here and there, the track just might achieve those goals. The song’s success might also help reaffirm the musician’s early life ambitions.


As BeNice has revealed about her personal history, ‘I squashed my own dreams when I was younger by listening to the opinions of others. My dream is to make music for the world to hear – and it’s happening.’ Indeed, yes, it is happening.


When listening through for the first time, the track might be sound like just another generic contemporary pop record, but there’s perhaps a little more assiduity at play here. BeNice has delved into the remains of a broken relationship, and to her credit, and like all industrious creators, managed to salvage something from it, transposing all the hurt and pain, etc., into a series of lullaby-like pop melodies whose playful audacious characteristics are well handled without being too obvious.


‘‘BeNice has delved into the remains of a broken relationship, and to her credit, and like all industrious creators, managed to salvage something from it, transposing all the hurt and pain, etc., into a series of lullaby-like pop melodies whose playful audacious characteristics are well handled without being too obvious.

There’s some tongue in cheek here, folks, and this cheeky deportment juxtaposes persuasively with the lyric’s sentiment.


As BeNice has said about the inspiration behind the track, ‘Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and you can have so much anger toward that person, but eventually, you decide to drop the baggage (‘drop the bags and run’) and not get into any arguments with them anymore and send them good vibes ‘sealed with a kiss’ and try to move on, with love.’


Pop music with egalitarianism and diplomacy—they’re curious attributes to employ, but it seems to work effectively on Queen of Hearts.


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