Known for his heart-wrenching lyrics and unapologetic candour, Melbourne-based singer songwriter Benjamin Trillado combines the story-telling elements of folk with the gritty angst of indie-rock. Following the release of his successful debut single ‘Glue’ and 2019 follow-up ‘First Kiss’, Benjamin is back with yet another melodic stunner on his new track ‘Worth’.
Released today, ‘Worth’ sees Benjamin teaming up with acclaimed producer Jono Steer (Angie McMahon) and Grammy-nominated mastering engineer Joe Carra, for his most honest track yet. An empowering search for self-love and acceptance as a queer person, the track’s restrained production allows space for Benjamin’s ethereal voice to weave through delicate guitar work and tug directly at the heartstrings.
“This song is about understanding your own self-value and accepting that you deserve a place in this world. As a queer person, I grew up struggling to come to terms with my sexuality and often resented myself for it. ‘Worth’ shares the struggles I faced in accepting myself and the empowerment that lies in embracing one’s identity. This song is a love letter to the LGBTQIA+ community and goes out to anyone who needs a reminder to love and accept themselves for who they truly are.” – Benjamin Trillado
Raised in a Filipino household where karaoke was family religion, Benjamin was constantly surrounded by music. At the age of 12, he wiped off the dust from his father’s guitar and spent the majority of his childhood writing songs in his bedroom. He continued to study music into his tertiary years and was mentored by singer/songwriter Ainslie Wills and Killing Heidi’s Jesse Hooper.
With an extensive vocal range that can seamlessly shift between a powerful call to arms or a comforting whisper, Benjamin Trillado has left rooms full of rowdy punters speechless with his effortless delivery and humble stage presence. He has spent the past year playing countless shows in Melbourne and Sydney plus a festival appearance at Newport Folk Festival, garnering a dedicated fan base in tow. So, pour yourself a cuppa, sit back and soak in the ethereal wonder of Benjamin Trillado’s latest single ‘Worth’ and be sure to stay tuned for more to come from this artist on the rise.
‘WORTH’ VIRTUAL HOME TOUR DATES
Performances live on Benjamin’s Instagram: @benjamintrillado
Special guests (TBA)
Friday 17 July – Benjamin’s Bedroom – 8pm AEST
Friday 24 July – Benjamin’s Bathroom – 8pm AEST
Friday 31 July – Benjamin’s Kitchen – 8pm AEST
Saturday 30 July – Real Songwriters Of Melbourne Live
‘Worth’ is out now via Ditto
Spotify / iTunes / Apple Music / Bandcamp
Composed & Performed by Benjamin Trillado
Engineered, Produced & Mixed by Jono Steer
(At The Perch Recording Studio, Castlemaine)
Mastered by Joe Carra (Crystal Mastering)