BEN HOWARD REVEALS TWO NEW SONGS OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM COLLECTIONS FROM THE WHITEOUT

Ben Howard has revealed two new tracks off his forthcoming album, Collections From The Whiteout out March 26 (Republic Records). “Fall Out” and “Follies Fixture” are both released today.
 
On “Far Out”  Ben shares, “The song is essentially a critique of how easily people are drawn to violence and animosity without reason, just to pass the time. And ultimately how there is perhaps a simpler, more fulfilling path.
 
“I wanted it to have a very British rhyming slang feel and a Roald Dahl sense of macabre humour.  I fear my tinkering with it has made it a little more plain and serious”
 
Regarding Follies Fixture, Ben explains: “Follies Fixture is a love song. It deals with an apathetic period of my life searching for routine in Paris.”
 
LISTEN TO “FAR OUT”
LISTEN TO “FOLLIES FIXTURE”
 
Today’s singles follow the previously released “Crowhurst’s Meme” and “What A Day” which features drummer/producer Yussef Dayesayes.  Collections From The Whiteout heralds the first time Ben has opened the door to collaboration, working The National’s Aaron Dessner on production, and a team of players from the likes of Big Thief, This Is The Kit, and Dayes. Strings were orchestrated by Bon Iver/Laura Marling collaborator Rob Moose.
 
Ben Howard will return to the live arena in September, his first live shows since four consecutive sold-out nights at Brixton Academy back in January 2019.
 
The Royal Festival Hall shows, on 18th and 19th September, will go on general sale from Friday 5th March via www.benhowardmusic.co.uk, preceded by a fan access pre-sale from Wednesday 3rd March.

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