Benson Boone gave the live television debut of his viral hit during The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 8).
The breakout singer/songwriter and former American Idol contestant performed his debut single “Ghost Town” alongside his band, live from Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California.
His performance truly allowed his signature vocals to be put on full display, and began as he played the track’s opening notes on a piano while singing the first verse to the fan-favorite tune: “you fill me up ’til you’re empty / I took too much, and you let me / We’ve been down all these roads before / And what we found don’t live there anymore.”
As the breakout star got to the second verse and chorus of his popular tune, he took to center stage to finish out the track.
“Maybe you’d be happier with someone else / Maybe loving me’s the reason you can’t love yourself / Before I turn your heart into a ghost town / Show me everything we built so I can tear it all down / Down / Down, down, down,” Boone sang on the chorus.
Watch Boone’s performance of “Ghost Town” below.
“I wrote this song about my best friend being in a super toxic relationship,” the rising star previously shared of the song. “And it’s really hard for me to watch because he’s hurting so bad, but he won’t do anything about it. So, I’m kinda gonna do something about it. So Megan, if you’re seeing this, you are really hurting my best friend. Please get this on her for you page.”
Benson Boone Signed A Record Deal In 2021
In October of 2021, it was revealed that Boone signed a record deal with Night Street Records/Warner Records, a label founded by Imagine Dragons’ frontman Dan Reynolds.
“I have absolutely LOVED the last couple of months of my life,” Boone shared at the time. “I’ve been finding out whom I want to be as an artist. And I am beyond proud to announce that I have signed a record deal with Warner Records and Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons as well as a publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music and Saint Sounds Publishing.”
He continued, “This is just the beginning of my career, and with my first song coming out next week, you’re going to be able to understand my music and I couldn’t be happier. I love all of you so much, and I’m so grateful to be able to be doing what I love.”