If you were to take Bruce Cockburn’s lyricism, gentle spirit and truth telling lyrics – cross them with a voice akin to Sufjan Stevens, sprinkle in a little Chris Martin falsetto and then add the songwriting diversity of folk, pop, gospel and worship, you might find something similar to the sound of True North Records recording artist Jeremy Benjamin.
In 2018 Jeremy Benjamin and family (wife Lara and kids Isaiah and Kiara) set out on a year long tour of Canada raising money to reduce local and global poverty through music. For the next year Jeremy performed over 150 solo concerts in churches and schools across Canada, and at each stop gathered the audience together to sing the chorus of his song I Am Not My Own. The tour raised over $500,000 for charities and Jeremy ended up recording over 20,000 voices on the powerful worship song that closes his album, Wonderlove, released on October 4th 2019 in Canada on True North Records.
During the year Jeremy released another compelling song from Wonderlove about recovery entitled Something Broke which reached #5 on the Canadian Christian Contemporary radio charts.
A passionate communicator, a young man of deep faith with a gift for songwriting and a formidable drive to make a difference, the world can expect to be hearing more from Jeremy Benjamin.