Alec Shane Benjamin (born May 28, 1994) is an American singer and songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. 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 reached number 127 on the US Billboard 200 in 2019. The mixtape features the songs “Let Me Down Slowly”, which was released as a single with Alessia Cara, and “The Water Fountain”, and tells 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 created "Can I Sing For You?" videos in which he performs songs he has written to people in public.