Hello Ben, I'm Romulo Caique from Brazil and I'm an English student, I'm following all this histories of your songs since I heard "welcome home", sometimes I heard your lyrics and I fell like those are for me hahaha... I love so much this songs, I hope you continue to do this great job (by touching the soul of people by your songs as you did with me hahaha) I thank you a lot... thanks dude for all :) ps: come to Brazil XD
Hi, I'm Seamus from Derbyshire in England. I'll be travelling down to London for the show at the Forge on the 28th, I can't wait! It will be my first time seeing you live although I've been listening to your music for years. My brother recommended Ghost to me and lent me the CD, and I've been hooked ever since. Thank you for the beautiful music, looking forward to seeing you play on Thursday!
Hi Ben, I'm Joanna, originally from Birmingham in the UK and been a nomad travelling the UK from contract to contract for the last 3 years. Coming to your show tomorrow in London and currently enjoying your audio delights. See you tomorrow x
Hi Ben! I'm Rachel, a college math student from Michigan. I don't think I found your music until after The Branches was released, but now I love practically everything you've written, even all the way back to Patients! I have been known to make everyone I know listen to your music, whether they want to or not :D I was absolutely thrilled to see that you're finally coming to the Midwest; well, until I realized that my sister's college graduation in Boston is the same day! Maybe you'll come back? I could go on forever with all the reasons why I love your music, but I'll spare you my fangirling. Your music has kept me company hundreds of times and made my world a whole lot brighter, so all I can really say is thank you.
Hello, Ben! I'm Lee, and I've loved your music since fairly recently, but loved it well. I'm just now 15. I live in Dallas, Texas, and, here's a cool secret, I'm learning guitar because of you! You're something like a role model to me. You probably won't ever see this, but I care about you and your music a lot. It means a lot to me what you do.
Hi Ben, Nice to meet you, my name is Cory and I am trying desperately to make arrangements to attend your show coming up in Philadelphia this month. I have been following along with your music since a skateboarding video out of Arizona, "A Happy Medium" used your music . I have found everything absolutely delightful including your music from the project Electric President. It took me a little while to catch on to The Family Tree project and learn of the lineages and connections between songs and characters, but since The Leaves has been released I am learning so much. Your stories that inspired you to write are saddening, but have also created a new, loving family and not to mention an amazing trilogy of albums. I can say that my childhood was hard and different from most, but so could a lot of people. I guess what I'm getting at is that whether you've seen the worst of times, or you are just an awkward child looking for their place in life, your music is a wonde rful journey for one to take and learn that we are not alone in this life. - "That's the way you showed me I wasn't quite alone that you'd also touched the dead before."
Hi Ben! My name is Michelle and I came to your show in London on 4/27. Got you to sign my poster but was too nervous and starstruck to strike up a proper conversation. I've been a fan since "Ghost" and fell in love with the Family Tree story. I love how atmospheric your songs are and how narrative driven they are. I am an architecture student and really I just want to be an illustrator for life. I love drawing and over summer I plan to draw your songs. I'd love to get in touch again when I've got more to show. Your music has shown me the beauty of sadness and it really means a great deal to me.
Hello, I am David. I'm sorry about your books. I have lost a lot of writing along the way too. I really respect you for repurposing your stories into this beautiful music.
I'm Chris and I live in Seattle. Going to see you perform at the Neptune tonight. LOVE your music! You're a very gifted individual and I'm glad you found a way to share it with others. So thank you!
Hello! I'm Jacob. I'm from England but live in Geneva at the moment. #continental I went to see Mr Face and Rickolus with my brother at the Deaf Institute in 2013, and we've just booked tickets to Scala in November! Excited doesn't cover it. We were on the last forum but kinda dropped off - I like the new one! Thank you for all your music. It's some of my favourite and I recommend it to everyone <3
Hi all! I'm Nico from Asturias Spain, The first song I listened to it was in 2012, Always Gold, I have never listened to a better song in my life, I'm listening it everysingle day when I'm surfing big waves it makes me feel relaxed and sure about what I do is what I really love, Ben it is an honour and privilege to hear your voice and feel the lyrics even though they're quite difficult for a non native. Yesterday night I was watching a climbing documentary about Yosemite Park called Valley Uprising, it ended with always gold, I didn't expect it and it made me feel once again the huge artist u and the whole band have within your soul. Life is easier listening and feeling your music. Cheers from Spain and thank you for everything you do!
Dear Mr. Cooper, I'm a very big fan of your music. I have to admit that I first learned about you when I tried to find out about that song in the Nikon advertisment. I downloaded the Ghost album and although that was quite a few years back, it still is, and will always be, one of my favourite albums. I love those beautiful tunes, your voice and the clapping. The Family Tree is a treasure, especially The Roots. Thank you so much for making such beautiful music and sharing it with the world! Kind regards and all the best for you Bernadie (Austria)
Hello. :) I am Brianna, just a college student doing things college students do I guess. I remember discovering Radical Face through Pandora some time ago. I heard Welcome Home for the first time and had to know who was singing it! After that I had to listen to everything I could find. Your music helps me get through a lot when times are getting stressful. I just find it really relaxing to listen to. I love how a lot of your songs have a story element going on, like The Family Tree being all connected and such. I like learning about what all the songs mean and where the story for each of the characters is taken and how everything is connected. Your music means so much to me. Thank you for doing what you do and I can't wait to see what you do in the future!
Hi! I am Tracee, just a manager of a bookstore in a college town. I first heard Radical face while watching the movie "Aloha" directed and written by the great Cameron Crowe. Then in the fall of 2016 I heard Radical Face again on The Blacklist( a guilty pleasure) and set off to acquire everything recorded. My favorite song writer and musician in years..Bravo! Keep writing and keep playing. Come near me I will be in the crowd!!
I'm Tom from Texas and just heard you on Improv4Humans. I write plays and what you've done/are doing is so moving and impressive. My son was also recently diagnosed with severe autism and The Mute has haunted me and will continue to. Thank you.
Hey everyone. Joe, from Harrisburg, PA. I saw Radical Face in Philly in May of 2016. One of my favorite memories, now. It was in a much better time in my life. And I'm glad found the forums. It seems the website is under some sort of transition, which bodes well. Thanks Ben, for music that touches my soul.
i find u in a very dark moment in my life, thanks ben
Hello. Finally connected on the back of a recommendation from a trusted musical friend. Great find. Starting my journey with Ghost which I love. Regards from Ireland.
Hey my name's Matthew and I'm 16. I'm from Boston. First got into Ben's music when I was younger at a summer camp where Welcome Home, Always Gold, and Wandering were all played around the campfire by the counselors. Your music and just your whole story has been really inspiring for me. Thank you.
Hi, Ben. Thanks God, I finally found a way to write you. Actually, your art is something which is hard to explain. Your songs make me cry every time I hear the very first words. This is my own kind of confession, I think, especially "The crooked kind". I had to leave my home recently to study and your "Ghost towns" and "Always gold" follow me everywhere, It tears me to pieces. it's like a judgement for all the bad things i've done and thought of. I strongly believe it helps me to get clean. Now and then when I burst into tears again I wish I'd never hear your songs. But on another side I would be the same monster as I used to. Go on creating. Your Northcotes are amazing. Look forward to turning on "Welcome home" when I'll finish my studying. Lots of love, Dagny