Album Stream: Ben Howard - Every Kingdom
Although British singer/songwriter Ben Howard’s debut album was originally released last October in his home country, the Englishman’s warm folk will be arriving Stateside next month. Every Kingdom, a ten-track work spanning almost an entire hour, drops April 3 via Communion Records (the U.K. label founded by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett).
Each track on Howard’s LP is an epic of sorts. The young musician often starts songs slowly and quietly, with just his whispering vocals and arpeggiated guitar work. As each band member adds his or her part, however, the songs become fortified entities of dizzying heights worthy of shouting to the open sky Garden State-style.
Howard’s first U.S. performance came at SXSW in Austin and he will continue to tour North America through early June. Take a listen to Every Kingdom below.