Welcome to Paradise
From the ashes of a year most would like to forget, Benton found the inspiration for his debut solo record, Welcome to Paradise. Ringing in the new year stuck in quarantine provided the perfect opportunity for the initial writing and recording sessions. Weighed down by issues such as the climate crisis, it quickly became clear that there was a story that needed to be told.
In short, Welcome to Paradise tells the story of a society imploding on itself due to social and environmental ruin. Having absorbed all of the resources from their home planet (Paradise I), these people decide their planet is no longer of any value. They use their dimwitted intellect to evacuate off world to a new home (Paradise II) carrying with them their own parasitic nature that infected Paradise I, so the cycle continues.