Benny Bellson is the living embodiment of the iconic too cool to care characters from late 80’s to early 2000’s cinema. Seamlessly weaving together the IDGAF attitude of John Bender from The Breakfast Club (this song would fit perfectly at the end of that movie) with the charisma of Patrick Verona from 10 Things I Hate About You and the caution to the wind style of Ferris Bueller, Bellson channels something unique into his music. He’s a rare species, not a stereotypical indie rocker or someone you can fit into a box, but someone who breathes a new sense of life into this genre and makes you feel like a main character wherever you may wander. He’s an unorthodox musician who erratically creates nuanced pieces of music that get your heart racing, and today is no exception.
Rosanna, a story driving into the abyss of a long term friendship of Rosanna and Tommy that turns into an unrequited love story ending in a pity party that one party wants no part in. Confidently telling the story from Tommy’s perspective, we go through a hazy soundscape of effervescent guitar riffs and skittish drums as this story becomes a cinematic marvel for our minds to behold. Filled with character, this is another jewel to add to Bellson’s songwriting crown as she slowly crafts a discography that gets better with every release.
“Rosanna is a story of unrequited love. It centres on the relationship between two best friends — Tommy and Rosanna. The song is written from Tommy’s point of view, who develops feelings for Rosanna after a long friendship. His love is unrequited, despite her wishes to feel the same way. Tommy wants to be free, so this song is his way of telling her he doesn’t want pity”