New Zealand alternative pop star BENEE returns with a brand new single and music video entitled ‘Green Honda’ via Republic Records.
BENEE spoke on creating ‘Green Honda’ and the real life Green Honda that she still owns: “It was such a refreshing experience to be in the studio writing with two other young women. There is so much that you just don’t need to explain when you’re working with your true peers. It’s intuitive. They just get it, and that’s amazing. ‘Green Honda’ was quite a light-hearted song at first, and some parts just flowed immediately. I headed straight to Europe on tour after the writing session, so I had to go back and forth with Elvira and Luka to get the production just right. I wanted the energy of the song to capture the idea I had of writing a song about knowing where you’re at and what you need to say and not being afraid.
“There is a personal history to the Green Honda story… my green Honda was my first car, passed on to me by my grandmother when she gave up driving. I call him ‘Steve’, and he’s on the cover of my STELLA & STEVE EP. We’ve had lots of adventures together. The song is the “I’m f***ing over you” song you didn’t know you needed and says everything you wish you had said to your ex. From the top, she declares, “You were a waste of fucking time,” before doubling down with, “I pull up in my green Honda to tell ya that I don’t want ya!”
The accompanying video, shot in Lancaster, CA and directed by Eliot Charof & AA, sees BENEE and her pals cavorting through a bubblegum electro junkyard world with cars, dogs, wild fashion, and full-on attitude.