Eco-psychedelic pop songstress Lyric Benson emerged from almost a decade of the study of consciousness and awakening to create her debut album Lyric’s Love Light Revolution — a celebration of her wildly eccentric journey into the throws of divine L-O-V-E! All of her lyrics were inspired and taken directly from the experiences she had over these very unconventional years.
Lyric is an enthusiastic screenwriter (NYU Film), poet, actress, photographer, spiritual teacher and activist. An avid practitioner of Transcendental Meditation, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Maharishi University of Management with a degree in Vedic Science and loves to travel to India with her husband, Asher Fergusson.
Lyric is now working full time as a Teacher and Director of Programs and Outreach for The Wholeness, (www.TheWholeness.com), a growing worldwide organization based on the teachings of Divine Love. All of Lyric’s poetry and lyrics have been deeply inspired by her experiences working with this amazing organization — as they offered breakthrough technologies of awakening to bring the awareness back to the love and truth that is resonating within the heart of us all!
Lyric is also honored and excited to help kick-start GATE’s NextGen: inspiring young artists to change the world. GATE (http://gatecommunity.org), The Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment, is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2009 by John Raatz, Jim Carrey, Ekhart Tolle and David Langer for artists and interested individuals who realize the vital and expanding role media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and aspire to consciously transform those domains for the benefit of all.
The daughter of Karla DeVito and Robby Benson, Lyric grew up in the entertainment business. She studied film at New York University, learned Transcendental Meditation (TM) and cloistered herself with the women of Mother Divine for three years to focus on her inward journey. In 2008 she began working with The Wholeness and all was deeply inspired by her experiences of awakening floating the waves of consciousness during their programs and retreats.
When Lyric’s poetry evolved into ideas for songs, she collaborated with her father, Robby Benson, who wrote the music, and arranged and produced the ten-song album in his studio on Cape Cod. Robby’s musical genius lays the foundation for Lyric’s powerful lyrics to flow into light.
Lyric’s Love Light Revolution is a cosmic journey inward.
Lyric raps soliloquies between verses of pop melodies, alternating hypnotic repetition, with lightness of being, and good old fashioned fist thumping beats.
Lyric’s vocal dynamics and the span of the music across all five genomes — pop/rock, hip-hop/electronica, jazz, world music, and classical — can be traced back to her gene pool. Her mom, co-producer and legendary singer, Karla DeVito had two solo albums, headlined MTV’s first New Year’s Eve concert, toured the world with Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf as the female lead in the original Bat Out of Hell, and starred as Mabel, in Joe Papp’s Broadway production of Pirates of Penzance, where she met Robby.
Actor-writer-director Robby Benson, (One on One, The Chosen, Running Brave, Ice Castles) became a member of New York City Musicians Union 802 at the age of 14 and has been the recipient of several RIAA Gold Records for songwriting, most notably We Are Not Alone for John Hughes’ seminal film, The Breakfast Club.
Though it may be in her DNA to be a performer, Lyric Benson truly brings her own energy and insight to the music in this breakthrough sonic extravaganza!