Alec Benjamin and Alessia Cara sing an acoustic version of "Let Me Down Slowly" in a video premiering exclusively on PEOPLE

By Brianne Tracy
February 20, 2019 10:00 AM
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Alec Benjamin is taking his breakthrough single “Let Me Down Slowly” to new heights.

The 24-year-old singer-songwriter recruited Grammy winner Alessia Cara to sing a beautiful, stripped-down acoustic version of the tune for a video premiering exclusively on PEOPLE.

In the clip, Benjamin and Cara sing perfect harmonies as they sit side-by-side inside a house while rain pours outside.

Alec Benjamin and Alessia Cara

Previously, the pair recorded a version of the song which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in January, which marked Benjamin’s first entry on the list, and released an official music video together. Benjamin’s earlier solo version of the song is currently on Spotify’s “Today’s Top Hits” playlist.

Benjamin just wrapped his headlining tour through Europe and will head stateside to embark on his second North American headlining tour starting in March.

After dropping his debut mixtape Narrated for You in November 2018, Benjamin gained fans in artists like John Mayer, who called him a “young Jedi” for his songwriting talents, Bryson Tiller and Meghan Trainor.

Cara, who won the Grammy for best new artist in January 2018, released her latest album, The Pains of Growing, in November 2018.

Alec Benjamin and Alessia Cara

“It’s an album about growth and change and transition,” Cara previously told PEOPLE. “[Transitions are] something that we are always going through. I used to think that growing was a short period of time and then you’re an adult, but it’s such an ever-changing thing. So hopefully anybody of all ages can associate with that.”