Paul Saxon is a singer-songwriter and worship leader from Bolton, Greater Manchester. Whether ministering to young people in schools, leading worship in a room full of believers, or studying theology, the songs that Paul writes are an outworking of the joy of the gospel, whilst living with the tensions of life, struggle, doubt and hope, where every moment is pregnant with the glory of God. Previous releases have included ‘Don’t Fall Asleep’, ‘Peace Through The Night’, children’s worship album ‘Looking For The Wonderworld’ and congregational worship song ‘Author Of My Life’. More recently Paul co-wrote track ‘A Million Colours’ with gospel artist Ni-Cola as they collaborated on a creative project in schools to engage thousands of school students and teachers in conversations around racism and diversity.
Paul is inspired through everyday conversations as he spends time with his wife and young children, in the joys and struggles of school chaplaincy, through authors such as CS Lewis, Wendell Berry or Eugene Peterson, and growing crops in his garden. Paul is seeking through his life and music to meet with God in the wonder-soaked everyday miracle of existence in God’s good earth.
Paul’s latest track, ‘Newchurch Road’ (produced by Dan Stirling) is a song about growing up, about death, grief and surprising joy. It is a psalm like lament written whilst driving on “Newchurch Road”, processing childhood memories, as an honest cry to God when life felt overwhelming. It isn’t a victory song, or an attempt to fly away from the troubles of life, but a journal entry into pain, unanswered questions and prayer.