“This song is about understanding your own self-value and accepting that you deserve a place in this world,” said Benjamin Trillado. “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.”
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.
Introspective relevance, guide the depth of charges. The invoking inquisition, both self and external, derides the ambling suppositions of what’s right, just, irreplaceable. Self determination is justice of a kind. A reflection that scares then reveals the truth of it all.
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IT'S OUT!! (Link in bio) I’m so excited to share this song with you and I really hope you guys like it. I wrote this song about a year ago and even today it still gets me so emotional. I wanted to share the importance of loving and accepting yourself because as a queer person I have often struggled with that. I grew up very much thinking that being gay was wrong and for a long time I believed that. I put up walls, I hid from people, and I was fucking miserable. No one should ever feel like that but unfortunately, this is the reality for many of the LGBTQIA+ community. I’m fortunate to be in a much better place now and I’m so grateful for my loving and supportive family and friends. I wrote ‘Worth’ for anyone who has ever felt out of place and needs a reminder that they deserve a place in this world. You are not a burden, you are a beautiful loveable being, please remember that. I wanna say a massive thank you to those that made this song possible: @jonosteer Joe Carra from @crystal_mastering Sarah Guppy and Kara Blakely from @thismuchtalentau Sarah Hamilton and Rochelle Flack from @dittomusicaustralia