Varju is the uninhibited expression of songwriter and producer Benji Cormack. As one half of indie pop duo slenderbodies, he is no stranger to creating worlds through music. Mixing the folk roots that he grew up with alongside new growth of dance and pop, the sonic influences collide into cinematic moments of euphoria, wistfulness and beauty. Writing straight from the heart, Benji celebrates and grieves the many changes life brings, processing it all through the spaces of each song.
His first song "American Blues" is a concise exploration of ongoing grief after losing a parent, watching the ones we love grow old, and coping with the spaces that form between ourselves and some of those we love over time.