Album cover artwork for Benee with black vinyl record popping outNZ’s BENEE has released her first new music since chart-crushing debut album Hey u x (and its world-conquering single Supalonely), and it’s a gorgeous little slice of vulnerable honesty with dreamy Mac guitar and a resigned kit beat.

Announcing the track via Instagram on World Mental Health Day, BENEE says:

“It seems like a very long time since I’ve released any music. This year has been very difficult for me and many other people, and I’ve had times that I’ve really felt my lowest. I wrote Doesn’t Matter during one of these periods when I felt truly overwhelmed, anxious, and stuck. I was diagnosed with OCD, which actually helped me understand myself better. This song ponders on what it would be like to feel truly carefree and how much easier life would be. Sometimes, it’s hard for people who don’t suffer from anxiety or depression to really understand what it’s like for us. People telling you not to worry or saying ‘It doesn’t matter’ don’t understand that it’s not that simple. Having had help to learn how to deal with my own anxiety and depression, I want others to know that there is a way through.”

Watch and listen below – it’s just what your contemplative little Thursday morning needs.

Read our review of Girl In Red’s debut album from earlier this year, if i could make it go quiet.