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Dudley Benson Covers Shona Laing's '(Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy' + Video

Dudley Benson Covers Shona Laing's '(Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy' + Video

Photograph by Russ Flatt, with composite work by Jack Weily. / Friday 1st June, 2018 12:49PM

Dunedin singer and producer Dudley Benson has returned with an affecting reimagining of Shona Laing's iconic hit single '(Glad I'm) Not a Kennedy'. Benson's cover is accompanied by a self-directed video produced in collaboration with Nom*d and director of photography Phoebe Lysbeth Kay. The clip depicts the stylishly garbed artist dancing and singing his artful reinterpretation of Laing's politically-charged tune through the rooms of historic home Olveston House, using the site to reflect on the impact of colonialism in Aotearoa. Benson shared a few words on his new single via social media, stating "I love singing about death and politics!" Benson's long-awaited new album Zealandia was recorded in collaboration with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and is due out later this year, experience his latest single below...


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