Monday, November 21, 2011

Ben Howard-"The Fear"

If you've fallen in love with the music of James Vincent McMorrow like I have this year, then you need to go and check out Ben Howard. Not that he's a copy of JVMM but when I first heard Howard's music it gave me that same goosebump inducing feeling. According to Howard he was raised in the UK by musical parents who exposed him at a young age to their favorites, such as Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and John Martyn. One listen to his music and you can tell it played heavy on his influences. After a brief stint studying journalism, he decided at 21 to become a full time musician. He built up a solid reputation playing gigs across the UK, and Howard was later signed on to Island Records. His debut album, Every Kingdom was released this past October and debuted at #7 on the UK album chart. 
It features the stunning track "The Fear" which he just released a new video for. Watch it below.  
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