Award-winning singer-songwriter Benny Allen has done it again, racking up another No. 1 single with ‘Sing A Song For Me’, out now. Released September 3, ‘Sing A Song For Me’ hit No. 1 on the iTunes Country Songs Chart and No. 10 on the All Genre Songs Chart.
Describing it as a song for those who can’t write love songs, Benny was inspired to write the song after chatting with friends about how people fall in love if they can’t write a love song.
“I’m in the very fortunate position where I can do that,” Benny said. “For the people who can’t write the love song – this one’s for you and maybe people can play it to the person that they’re trying to sort things out with.”
Benny said the song was about people who were trying to make a relationship work because they still cared about the other person and they still want the other person to think about them, so ‘sing a song for me’. “I’m a storyteller, so I just want people to hear the story,” he said. “I’ve always been really happy with this song and having now recorded it and hearing the way that it’s all come together, I’m really proud of it.”
With Michael Carpenter again in the production seat, Benny recorded the piano and vocals at home near Melbourne, with Michael adding the rest of the instruments in his studio in Sydney with Madi Hodder on backing vocals.
“I’d been playing it like a folk song on guitar and was going to record it that way, and I only sat down on the piano two days before I was going to send it to Michael and I was still unsure of where I was going to go with it, so I sent both guitar and piano versions,” Benny said. “When Michael said we could do it one of two ways and said piano power ballad, that’s when I knew that that’s what I’d been trying to achieve with it.”