The new album will be called "Salvation" and will be available in the summer.
I am excited about this new artistic step. There are a couple of non-christian tracks on the record but it is a different genre than I have normally done before. It is a Christian record and I think all of my records will be from now on.
As a Christian, I have recently gone back to my spiritual family at Kings Church and I know this is God.
The album starts off with a short version of my testimony and talks about how I came back to Jesus with a shoutout to Talent Match South East.
Oh, remember the song "A Little Hope" on the last album? There is a follow up to that too.
Can't wait to let you know the release date.
A very excited me would like to update you on the new album. As of yet it dosen't have a name but will feature both current singles 'False Allegation' and 'Ruby Red' - Unlike my other albums it will not have a high concept but does have artistic flares of a Christian who backslid and has come back to the faith. There will be worship and I pray that as each listener ends the album, they will give there lives to Jesus.
Each session at the moment feels very raw with passion and energy. All sessions feel like that but this is different. It's not the energy I have taken into my music so far but the energy, the power and the glory the Holy Spirit provides us with is coming in.
I am looking forward to see where GOD takes this as this record is controlled by Him.
Personally, right now, I have come back to Jesus and need to be around mainly Christians. I know some people won't understand this but I am in a season of focussing on God and all distractions have to go.
Most people know that someone who used to be very close to me is now back in my life. This song is really personal and it's a bit dangerous to release such a single first (apparantly) but I live dangerously.
The single will be called "Ruby Red" and is a song about two people leaving each other and coming back again. To me, Ruby Red means living with rumours about those two people.
Pre Order Date: 31.01.18
Release Date: 23.03.18
I hope you enjoy this one,
Hey guys, a quick poem I wrote about someone. Those close may guess who this is about but meh, irdc what people have to say. Right here it is;
Two years apart,
It has strengthened both our hearts,
This time we will shine
Beyond the lies that fill the line
This is no coincidence
We are the anti-decadence
We now seem stronger than before,
God has come and knocked down the door
We are different but the same
When love calls, it's always your name
I ignored it, but God had me back in time,
To help you through this awful crime
The truth we share
The hurt we bare
I promise I will never leave you again
I know your probably tired of men
It feels so right
Talking day and night
It's always only you from the start
The only one whoose truly got my heart
Right so there it is. The person I wrote this for, I love you and idrc who knows now. People can talk idc.
False Allegation is a song written during the police investigation. It is NOT a 'revenge' song or anything harmful. The situation is over but I do feel that those friends who supported me during that period of my life deserve recognition.
I would like to ask everyone to download or stream this as I am hoping to get in the charts for Christmas.
Music video will be recorded soon!!!
Release Date: 11/12/2017
I am writing to you all today to ask you if you could collect bags of leaves for the Fort Amherst Halloween Horrors 'Amherst Underground' - if you could collect bags of leaves that may be in your garden, please drop it down to Fort Amherst by THIS THURSDAY, so we can get that particular scene ready for it's safety check.
We are all volunteers at Fort Amherst and this little bit of help you may be able to give us will go a long way.
Writing this has felt like a lifetime to come and I feel, what I am about to say is important. I literally had no idea how I was going to say it. Was it a song, a poem, a drawing or a letter like this. This is the best way, I believe to say it.
Most of you will know that I was accused of something. I got arrested, held in custody and the torment begun. Before I continue, I want to say that the person who made the allegation is forgiven and is not an attack on them. It is my way of feeling safe to air out some issues.
I had heard stories before about those who are falsely accused getting sent to prison so only a little comfort came when you are told that nothing will happen if you are innocent. I was anxious and I told my closest friends about it.
The anxiety about whether they will believe you or the accuser is unreal. I think my friends did genuinely know the truth but your head goes crazy with thoughts of “are they just saying this to me” ect. The hurt you go through emotionally is real.
For me, comfort came in pretending that I just didn't care about the investigation. I did. It played on my mind everyday. Even now, the emotions are still there. In my head, the anxiousness to be around people just in case I get falsely accused of anything again.
One person who I fell out with during the investigation (and am friends with again, nothing to do with the investigation though) told I was “being a cunt” (sorry about the language). The thing that upsets me is I didn't feel comfortable airing how I was feeling, so I did probably start acting like a “cunt” - I become close to so many but during this, I didn't want to be close to anyone.
As the investigation continued, I guess I got worse. I started not airing most issues to anyone and thus, most are still trapped in my head.
Everyday, I'd consider taking my life. I came so close again once but told a church brother. The thoughts of self harming again become constant. Dying felt like an escape.
I’d chirp on, pretending to be happy. Pretending I wasn't letting this get to me. Hiding behind the facade I created of hyperactive, happy Ben. I guess that helped me escape what was going on - just for a while, until I was alone.
I started praying again. In tears to God most nights. I found solace, peace, love. A hole was filled again but I was still fueled with upset, doubt and worry.
Something was holding me back. I didn't feel guilty as I had done nothing wrong but I felt pain, hurt and there was a lot of unforgiveness in my heart. I had even tried writing a song about it and that didn't work. I needed to do something, I needed Jesus. Pastor Mark Stevens prayed for me, the accusation, and to forgive.
That moment on, I didn't look back. It was all about moving forward. Then, in general conversation it gets bought up. All those feelings are back apart from the unforgiveness.
It hurt. The fact that I had always tried best to help people. Support. Love. Give hope. Campaign. These were all things I know I did but I stopped believing I did these. I just felt like right now I was hurting people. I wanted this whole thing to end. I'm all honesty, I wanted to die. In my head I was starting to arrange it. This was going to be my final suicide attempt. The one that finally worked. The 6th October 2017 was going to be my last day on earth. I was going to leave at 3am as no one would walk past the river at that time.
I planned this weeks ago. My attempts before were not this well thought out. This one would work. I was determined.
Sunday just gone the 1st October 2017. I had a call from the police saying I had ‘no case to answer’ - I realised then that my God is real. He has a plan for me. He knows me better than me. I was overjoyed. Finally, a sense of justice.
I wanted to write this to show everyone that things are not as they seem and we can't take sides unless we have heard the full stories. We can't judge someone by how they act, because the don't know what's going through their head and we can't and must not fear the unknown.
For me, I've moved on. I write this to you on the 6th October 2017 about to go to sleep in bed. I start counseling tomorrow and I have a purpose.
Stop treating the accused as if they're convicted.
Just wanted to let you all know the police investigation is over. I am delighted to let you know this and it's time to move on. I move by the power of God and in his will. The person who made the allegation had been forgiven. How can I or anyone move on in life if you can't forgive. It's the only way to move forward.
I am really excited to write this to you. This year I am one of the actors at Fort Amherst's Halloween Horrors 'Amherst Underground's tour. The tour runs from the 26th October to the 31st October and tickets are available now by clicking on the button on my events page. MANY thanks, Ben xo
As of 3rd September 2017:
Technical and administrative errors means the 1:16 EP release date will be postponed. The Bulletproof City album has been cancelled due to creative interference. If I am going to release something it needs to feel right. To confirm, I am back at Kings Church in Chatham - much to the distain of some of my left wing comrades. I would question motives of theese people.
I was proud to have opened up the Medway Youth Trust Charity Fete and perfom Radiowaves hit single 'Hit The Ground' and it was good to pay our respects for Linking Park's late singer Chester Bennington by covering 'Nobody Can Save Me'
The police investigation still continues and I still haven't been charged or even bailed so that seems pretty positive and I know God has it all in hand. Plus today I managed with the help of God to forgive the accuser of the false accusation. I hope God convicts her of what she's done and I pray that she comes to find the Lord.
For those who are involved with the investigation on any side, to clarify - I do not have any restrictions and can visit my friends who live on the same street.
I am a child of the living God and therefore, I declare in Jesus name that it is OVER. It is time to move forward from this and not look back. I am innocent and my God will help me prove this.
Oh and since we last spoke, I no longer hear voices in my head. Praise God because meds and therapy did not work. The only thing that worked is spiritual and all praise and Glory to Jesus Christ.
I am home,back at Kings and God has a plan for me.
of 12th June 2017:
Releases and some things have taken a while and I have been open and honest about why, a police investigation. I feel the need to post an update as to what has happened since the last update.
I have had two correspondences with the police since I was arrested. The first one is a message on Facebook asking me to call them about getting my phone back. The second is when I called them to talk about getting my phone back.
OBVIOUSLY, there was nothing that "could get me into trouble" on there so I could get my phone whenever I want.
The issue that I have is that it's at North Kent Police Station and it's travel getting there. I understand that the police have a job to do, even if an allegation is false but I have been thinking recently and the police should, if they have taken someones property for forensics and it comes back with nothing, the police themselves should return the persons property.
The police officer investigating the false allegation seems to be fair and alright so this is not a dig at him but a dig at the process of collecting your personal property.
If it is not bad enough, mentally, having an accusation against you that's false, then living off a very low income as due to the investigation, you can't apply for certain jobs, it is very hard to find the money to collect your personal items. The police should have a way of getting these to people with low incomes or pay for their travel to collect the items.
I understand, having a Conservative Prime Minister, this can be very hard due to the constant police cuts.
This is my view and again, this is not a criticism of the police officer but of the process and getting my phone.
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