Alec Shane Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer and songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. He is best known for the songs "If We Have Each Other", "Let Me Down Slowly" and "Mind is a Prison". He has gained popularity from his pop indie songs that depict descriptive stories from his own personal experiences. He also gained much attention from his demos. In addition to his solo project, Benjamin has found success in songwriting with artists such as Jon Bellion, including a feature on the track "New York Soul Pt. ii" from Bellion's album The Human Condition. He is heavily influenced by artists such as Eminem, John Mayer, Paul Simon and Ben Gibbard.Benjamin's Mixtape “Narrated For You” gained popularity reaching #127 on billboard 200 in 2019. “Narrated For You” features tracks "Let Me Down Slowly" and “Water Fountain“. The mixtape tells the stories of love, friendship, and growing up.
Benjamin's song "I Built a Friend" was used as backing material for a contemporary dance audition of contestant Merrick Hanna, on episode 1 of the 12th season of America's Got Talent (May 30, 2017). He made his US television debut when he performed "Let Me Down Slowly" on The Late Late Show with James Corden on January 8, 2019.
Benjamin has also seen a growth in publicity as he has created "Can I Sing For You?" videos in which he performs songs he has written to people in public. This series of videos can be found on social media platforms, or video-streaming services such as YouTube.