Jess Benko Finally Confronts Her “Worst Enemy”

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // March 2, 2021

Jess Benko has been gaining considerable traction on TikTok lately, but we wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of this 18-year-old sensation quite yet. After releasing her debut single two years ago, Benko has been an unstoppable force ready to work her way to the top. With plenty of relatable experiences to share, Benko vocalizes what practically everyone has gone through in her hazy new single, “Worst Enemy.”

On “Worst Enemy,” Jess Benko shared, 

“I think everyone knows what it feels like to be their own worst enemy. You’re always going to be most critical of yourself. In my new single, ‘Worst Enemy,’ I really wanted to capture how frustrating it can be fighting in your own head over everything.”

Fully aware of the self-sabotaging we’re capable of, Benko recognizes that we’re only human for having these destructive tendencies in “Worst Enemy.” Marking a new soundscape for Benko, “Worst Enemy” introduces us to loveable bedroom pop melodies paired with heartwarming vocals. The accompanying visual follows Benko as she takes a stroll in the woods and spray paints her innermost thoughts on brick walls.

“‘Worst Enemy’ was actually one of the first songs I made on a trip to LA late last year. I collaborated with Nick Lopez and Izzy Perri with the intention of creating something a bit different sonically than my past releases while also keeping my identity as an artist and songwriter. I never want to be 100% the same person I was the day before. As I grow as a person, I want my music to grow too.”

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