City Pop was inspired by and written in cities all over the world, including New York, LA, Tokyo, Paris and Benny's hometown of Amsterdam. Benny Sings debuted in 2003 and has since performed for NPR's Tiny Desk; toured the world with Mayer Hawthorne, and collaborated with the likes of Anderson.Paak, GoldLink, and Mndsgn. Like the 2015 album Studio, City Pop celebrates collaboration, with Hawthorne, Cornelius, Sukimaswitch (the "Japanese Steely Dan"), Mocky and Faberyayo among the featured artists. True to the album's name, cities from around the world play a starring role. Alongside collaborations with these Japanese musicians, Benny worked with Tokyo artist Ryu Okubo for the album art illustration. He conceived most of the album's songs in Amsterdam at the studio seen in the DIY video for his 'Passionfruit' cover, and co-producer Renaud Letang - who has worked with Feist, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Lianne La Havas - helped bring his ideas to life in Paris' renowned Studio Ferber.