“I like lists”, one prominent worship songwriter once told me in passing after glancing over my shoulder during a songwriting conference. (I’ll leave you to guess who.) Lists are great. Lists are options. Lists are brain dumps. Lists are low investment, high return. You can have a list for everything. I don’t just mean your … More Songwriting: The secret power of lists
This morning at 7.30am we proudly took delivery of the hard copies of my new EP, “Where I Am Free”. I recorded the EP during the Summer of ’14 and blogged about it at the time. It’s always exciting to release a fresh set of songs after the loving process of recording, mixing and mastering … More New EP release just around the corner!
The dreaded “whoah” section. You’re standing shoulder-to-shoulder on a Sunday morning with a friendly stranger, trying to get your mouth and vocal cords around another new song, and then you see it flash up on the screen. “Whoah! Whoah! Whoah!” Just to confirm, the worship leader encourages everyone, “Ok everyone, let’s lift our voices, sing … More Worship songs that go “whoah”
Continuing the series that began with my post about my song ‘You Are With Me’, a few thoughts on ‘Invitation Song’ (click for lyrics), track 3 on my recent EP, Invitation. Song-Swapping One of the things that can be enjoyable about songwriting is the flow you can create in your working process when a discarded verse from … More Song Stories 2 – Invitation Song
I thought it would be fun to provide a couple of thoughts behind some of the songs that make up my new EP, Invitation. So over the next week or so I will try to sit down regularly to write a song story! And seeing as You Are With Me is the first song on … More Song Stories 1 – You Are With Me
Hi folks By way of a rare update on some of my music/worship/songwriting activities, I can safely say that this has been one of the busiest seasons of my life so far in terms of writing (and rewriting) a bunch of songs. Recently I had the great privilege of co-writing with Graham Kendrick; the result … More Lots of Songwriting…
For a long time (a LONG time!) I’ve been talking about producing an album of some of my latest songs. People have been keen on this so I must apologise. Time, money and not a little bit of artistic perfectionism have hampered my attempts at various turns over the last few years, but I’m pursuing … More Progress on a new album
Hi folks Something I’ve been meaning to do for a while: video blog! Much preferable for many I think to reading text, is to watch a video. This one features a new revamped song! Enjoy!
I am pleased to announce that my first CD release, “Give You Praise” is now available to download from iTunes at just £3.16! Bargain! Do go over there and check it out or search for ‘Ben Trigg’ and you’ll see my album appear up there. Enjoy!