“Salvation comes to us in the form of a tired traveller.” -Henri Nouwen
We were used to seeing rows of refugee tents in faraway lands. The camps that now appear on our own borders marked a new thing. The Strangers made a fork in the road in front of us. What now? How does Albion walk into the emerging future?
David Benjamin Blower’s sixth full-length album is a brutally honest affair, fired into life by the emerging ‘refugee crisis’ and the camps of Calais. Over his most stripped-back arrangements to date, Blower tells unvarnished stories: unpoetic, ugly, and wholly necessary in their truthfulness and anguish. It is harrowing, and yet life-affirming in its humanity and nakedness.
This is a non-profit album. 100% of all digital sales will go to Citizens UK and other charities working directly at the refugee camp in Calais.
- Opening Theme
- Chaldo-Assyrian Homeless Blues
- To Europe’s Shores
- The Persian Hunger Strike of 2016
- More Than Conquerors
- Welcome the Stranger
- In Praise of Rome
- O Albion
- Everything is Changing
- Closing Theme
David Benjamin Blower
David Benjamin Blower is a writer, musician, and community theologian from Birmingham, UK. He is a prolific recording artist, a master of stark lyricism and apocalyptic protest-folk; the unconventional wisdom of his work is fast gaining appreciation with a wide audience.
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David Benjamin Blower’s most ambitious project to date: a radiophonic production of The Book of Jonah, narrated by NT Wright.
David Benjamin Blower’s second book Sympathy for Jonah: Reflections on Humiliation, Terror and the Politics of Enemy-Love. Foreword by Ched Myers.
‘Sojourner’ is a cinematic folk album, recorded live in various locations around the UK, and filmed at the same time, released in May 2016.
This epoch-defining album from Benjamin Blower and the Army of the Broken Hearted comes with liner notes so expansive, they’ve become a book in their own right. 11 blisteringly politicised junk-folk songs from the streets of Birmingham with a 100-page manifesto, written for everyday people stuck in the coma of British cultural life.
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