A dance-floor-ready slice of psychedelic soul, Marco Benevento’s latest single “Winter Rose” offers a silver lining in these troubled times with the zen-like refrain, “If every thorn came with a winter rose, then everything was worth it, yes, I suppose.”
Benevento co-wrote “Winter Rose” with Al Howard. It’s his second collaboration with the San Diego-based lyricist and poet, following last Fall’s single release, “At The End Or The Beginning.” Benevento plays all instruments on the track with exception of additional percussion by Mamadouba ‘Mimo’ Camara.
Out today across all digital music outlets, “Winter Rose” is over five minutes of uptempo joy; a beacon of what’s to come: hope, celebration, summer, and of course, the dance floor. It sits equally alongside artists like Quincy Jones, Animal Collective, Boz Scaggs, Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra in that go-to playlist curated in the spirit of better days ahead.
Benevento is putting the finishing touches on a new studio album that will be released this summer. His band featuring bassist Karina Rykman and drummer Dave “DB” Butler plays shows in Philadelphia and Washington, DC next weekend with a handful of additional club dates and festivals scheduled this summer.
February 25 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
February 26 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
April 7 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
April 8 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
April 9 – Fairfield, CT – Stage One
June 26 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
July 1 – Scranton, PA – Peach Music Festival
July 3 – Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival