Benny Sings is back at it again, with his latest effort Young Hearts set to arrive in the coming weeks. He previewed the upcoming set, which will be produced entirely by Kenny Beats, with the deceptively dark title track back in January. He’s back to lighter fare with the album’s second single “Pyjamas,” which features wild child vocalist Remi Wolf.
“Pyjamas” is a cozy affair that finds Benny and Remi making beautiful music together. The song starts with the swaying syncopation of bossa nova as the singers trade verses and notes. The lyrics themselves are pretty mundane, with mentions of seeing documentaries about São Paulo, runs to CVS and possible trips to the Poconos all thrown out over the easygoing melody. They collide on the bright, happy chorus, though, as they sing of getting comfy with one another while not letting the simple moments pass by.
“Hey, wait, what we gonna do today? / They say, ‘Don’t let it slip away,’” they sing on the chorus. “I wanna be in pyjamas / I like to wear my Havaianas / They say, ‘Don’t let it slip away.’”
The visual combines the quirk of the two artists, yet somehow also manages to tone it all down in the process. The two play a couple that’s literally tied to each other as they take in the day at home. That time involves Remi puffing on a ciggy while Benny watches looped video on an outmoded television or does a little birdwatching from their apartment’s front door. When all that isn’t going on, their shaking maracas to the song. The clip ends with them finally cutting the rope and then suddenly appearing on the back of a truck wearing silky PJs and bright smiles.
Benny Sings is always going to give us a good time and collaborating with Remi Wolf makes this one extra special. Put on “Pyjamas” when you stream the song right here and watch its quirky music video below.