Khalid, Halsey and Benny Blanco Collaborate on ‘Eastside’
We love a talented trio.
Benny Blanco is the man behind the scenes. He has been a producer for over 10 years, helping produce some of the most talked about albums of the year: Kanye West’s Ye and the collaborative Ye and Kid Cudi project Kids See Ghosts.
He released his first song and video with Halsey and Khalid. The sultry pop song is called “Eastside” and was co-written and produced by artist Ed Sheeran. “Eastside” is about transitioning into adulthood, and tells a coming of age story.
Blanco shared his feelings in a long post on Instagram, writing “im just sitting here waiting for my mom to wake me up and say im late for school…when i was a kid i used to think about music from the moment my eyes opened until they closed…i have decided to release some songs as benny blanco.”
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i just released my first song and video after being behind the scenes for 10+ years… this started out as something fun just to release songs w my friends that i love but then it became really personal and it feels like i just gave birth to my first song baby! her name is eastside. bye! @iamhalsey @thegr8khalid @teddysphotos
Blanco announced the release via social media, saying it was personal and that it felt like he “gave birth to my first song baby.” Ed Sheeran also posted a congratulatory and proud message to the artist, encouraging people to stream it.
With killer vocals from Halsey and Khalid, the song is a great soft summer jam. Take a listen below.