The Adolescence Have Taken Over: Stefan Benz and Coco Quinn Speak about Reputation, Fans and Extra

With over 5 million perspectives on his YouTube channel by myself, Stefan Benz’s recognition with the more youthful technology continues to develop. At 15 years outdated, it’s no wonder that his content material speaks to a more youthful viewership, giving them each inspiration and leisure that speaks to younger dreamers. 

Born in 2006, this South African local started his YouTube profession in 2018 via protecting hit songs like “Los angeles Bamba,” “By no means Sufficient” and others. As his recognition grew, he started liberating his personal authentic tune. His first music, titled “Cool 4 Me,” ranked primary in South Africa and temporarily racked up over part 1,000,000 perspectives on YouTube. His subsequent unmarried, “Get Over You,” was once launched in September 2019, and his 3rd “See What’s In Your Eyes,” got here out later that very same yr. 

His hustle and center has received him a devoted following, with over 138,000 fans on Instagram and over 114,000 subscribers on YouTube. In this week’s episode of the L.A. Weekly Weekly podcast, host Brian Calle sits down with Stefan and his musical spouse Coco Quinn to speak about younger stardom, web reputation and what’s subsequent. 

Coco has a whopping 2.1 million fans on Instagram and 1.63 million subscribers on YouTube. Her closing duvet, Señorita, were given greater than 60 million perspectives. A former big name on Lifetime’s traumatic and ambitious fact display Dance Mothers, she has joined ingenious forces with Stefan to create relatively the dynamic duo. 

“I began off tremendous younger,” explains Coco of her origins. “I used to be on Dance Mothers, so I’ve accomplished some dancing, some appearing, and I’m truly entering making a song now, which is what I truly care to do.” 

“Yeah, smartly, Coco is only a kid prodigy,” laughs Stefan. “I’m in the beginning from South Africa and lived in South Africa all my existence till closing yr. I moved closing yr only for this.”

“I began when I used to be 9 years outdated,” he explains. “As somewhat child, I sought after to be a race automobile motive force. After which, in a while, I wish to be an anesthesiologist. And that temporarily modified.” Younger Stefan heard Bruno Mars’ “Once I Was once Your Guy” enjoying in a South African Wimpy’s, and his destiny was once sealed. 

“When I heard that music, I’d surely say that’s when I discovered my love of tune,” he continues. “And I stated, ‘that is what I wish to do for the remainder of my existence.’” He started appearing in native competitions to get his foot within the door. Then, he were given on social media. The remaining is historical past. 

Stefan and Coco’s new tune video, “For The Remaining Time,” drops Saturday, December 11.

To be told extra about what you’ll pay attention from Stefan and Coco subsequent, in addition to recommendation for the way to organize luck and reputation at a tender age, concentrate to the total interview at the L.A. Weekly Weekly Podcast, to be had on Spotify, Cumulus Los Angeles or anyplace you get your podcasts.

Updated: December 22, 2021 — 1:23 am