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Music Review: Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things”

The cover art for Benson Boone’s single “Beautiful Things”.

Benson Boone is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter, American Idol finalist, and multi-instrumentalist from Monroe, Washington who recently released a new folk rock single titled “Beautiful Things”. 


Boone shares music on his TikTok platform, which has helped him gain popularity and market his songs to indie music fans. Since starting his social media accounts, he has amassed 5.8 million cumulative followers. His talent was recognized by Imagine Dragons’ frontman, Dan Reynolds, who signed him on his label called Night Street Records. 


Boone has released 29 songs on his discography and two Extended Plays. The first EP, Walk Me Home, was released in 2022. It features songs like “Ghost Town” and “In the Stars”, which comment on toxic relationships and heartache. His other EP, PULSE, was released in 2023. It features songs such as “Lovely Darling” and “Sugar Sweet”, which portray the feeling of being taken advantage of and the importance of communication.

Singer-songwriter Benson Boone.

On Jan. 18, 2024, Boone released his newest single, “Beautiful Things”. The song went #4 in the U.S. overnight with 5 million streams. The emotional lyrics make up a “ballad about the meaning of life” where he reflects on the uncertainty of relationships and the “volatility of happiness”. The song’s success led to Boone being honored this week by Spotify at their Best New Artists of 2024 event, alongside sensations such as Laufey and Reneé Rap. 


He sings, “And I want to hold you every night/ And that’s a feeling I wanna get used to/ But there’s no man as terrified as the man who stands to lose you.” Throughout the song, Boone acknowledges the fact that beauty doesn’t last forever and pleads for it to last a little longer. “Beautiful Things” is more than a love song, it is a commentary on the changefulness and inconsistency of life. 


The artist’s soulful lyrics and sharp vocals aid him in telling stories of both love and loss. Boone’s connection with his songs is apparent in his music videos, in which fans can see by his strong facial expressions that he feels every single word. “It’s crazy because I’m obviously writing about my personal experiences and things that I’ve been through,” said Boone during a performance. “If that touches other people that’s a big deal for me because something that’s helped me is helping other people.” 


Boone will be on his Fireworks & Rollerblades World Tour from April to September of 2024, performing in 19 countries. More information can be found at

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Hi, I'm Lily Maxson and I am a senior at CCHS with a passion for writing and the environment. This year I am Co-President of Journalism Club and one of the Editors-in-Chief of the Centaurian. Some of my interests include psychology, art, and activism. I hope that my articles can be a source of information and inspiration to those that read them.

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    JagFeb 6, 2024 at 1:56 am

    The song is just o k. I wish he just sing instead of gringey emotional bleeding injected. His first appearences he sang naturally now he sounds like Lewis capaldi.