Folk/pop/country singer/songwriter Jeremy Benjamin is celebrating the release of his new single "Cold Hard Cash" with a brand new music video. The song is from Jeremy's upcoming album, to be released later this year with Divergent Recordings. Click here to access a free download of the single.
"This song is the sincere expression of feeling undervalued as someone who is called to work in the arts. No matter where I turn, it always seems I need to make a case for (in some cases PROVE) the value of what I was created to do. There have been seasons where I've had to take my young family of four to the foodbank because there was not enough groceries at the end of the month. I have been deeply humbled by these situations, but I also feel privileged to have experienced life with so many beautiful people who live in poverty as well. As a Christian I actually felt a little weird singing this song as it came out like this. Is this okay I thought? What will people think? Will they think I'm all about the money? To me this song advocates and speaks up for the marginalized and the oppressed in a very specific sort of way. When I was working in the local church full time, some of the most beautiful moments were with my friends who are just like me, feeling undervalued by society and often judged immediately because of their role. For me at the deepest level, this song advocates for me and my friends with a heart of justice & righteous indignation," Jeremy shared about his heart behind the song.
"I'm looking forward to seeing the reaction of more and more Christians to this song. I expect it will be more adopted in the secular world, but perhaps not. Take a few listens to it, and perhaps it will make you think of someone less fortunate than you. If it does, go and help them. And if you do, than perhaps you'll begin to realize (as I am slowly) that this song is as big a part of the vast Kingdom of God that encompasses every square inch of our Universe. In that way I can't think of a more Christian song....sounds like something Jesus would advocate for doesn't it?"
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