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New Zealand’s Benee has dropped a post-lockdown song about a snail - and it's one of the best songs to come out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Written and recorded with Josh Fountain right after New Zealand opened up from lockdown, Benee became fascinated with snails and how "free" they are, which resulted in her penning ‘Snail’.
The 'Supalonely' hitmaker explained: “When we were in lockdown, I was fascinated by snails. There wasn’t really a lot to be doing, so I would spend a lot of time outside looking at snails and would think about how they’re doing their own little thing and they’re all free. I just played around with the idea of being kind of like a snail and how I come out in the rain. Being stuck inside because of COVID, it’s kind of my lockdown song.”
'Snail' follows Benee's recently released single 'Night Garden' feat. Kenny Beats & Bakar.
Stream 'Snail' here.