Alright, who let Florida-based pop-rocker Benjamin Neil into Imagine Dragons’ large vault of inspirational thematic songs? The Florida-based Death Eater recently dropped his latest single, “Live Forever,” a vast sounding anthem that will teach listeners about letting go, living free, and just doing what makes you happy. In the case of Benjamin Neil, that subject revolves around the annoyance that comes with trying too hard to create the “perfect song.”
So, does Benjamin Neil manage to create an everlasting anthem in “Live Forever?” Or, is it time for this dog dad to hang it up and stick to breeding dinosaurs? Let’s find out.
“Spent last year writing songs that I don’t like/Maybe that’s it, maybe my best are behind me,” lyrics to cut, burn, and bring forth self-reflection. “Live Forever” capitalizes on a personal soul search, as listeners should be able to relate to Benjamin Neil’s plead to himself to continue to keep going. The carefree nature of “Live Forever” is what makes Benjamin Neil’s latest single in over a year special.
Instrumentally, the track is big, sensational, and will have listeners swaying from side to side within seconds. Pairing elements of traditional pop-rock favorites and the fast-paced nature of pop-punk proves to be a winning combination as these two coming together in pure musical fusion was pure bliss and had me singing along with the track’s overarching chorus within my first listen. “I/I wanna live forever now/Wanna live forever now” will be stuck in my head for the rest of the month, guaranteed.
“Live Forever” is built for a live performance that brings music lovers together as one entity, one voice, singing as loud as they can. Benjamin Neil has created something beautiful and straightforward in the span of a little over two minutes. I’ve always been a believer that some of the best songs are under the three-minute mark, and Benjamin Neil is indeed proving my point with “Live Forever.”
Benjamin Neil’s new single “Live Forever” is a masterclass of its own right, bringing forth a radio-friendly sound with positive attitudes and carefree realities. If “Live Forever” is any indication of what Benjamin Neil has cooked up in his head, Hogsmeade will soon be losing a resident as this Florida-based singer-songwriter has a more extensive path ahead of him just beyond the horizon.
“Live Forever” is available now to stream on your favorite streaming platform, and if you’d like to keep tabs on what’s next for this pop-rocker in the making, you can follow Benjamin Neil on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I’m looking forward to catching a show sometime in the future here on the West Coast.