I originally sat down to write a nice structured piece about Ben Howard. One that I hoped would help enlighten and encourage music fans who haven’t yet given him a chance to go and listen to his soul tearing, heart wrenching, filled to the brim with passion music, but I couldn’t! Not because I didn’t want to, but because this musician has touched me in such a strong and unexplainable way that the passion his songs fill me with couldn’t possibly be wrote in any form of professional structure.
This article had to be led by the passion, respect, love and awe that fills me when I hear anything from him. His voice is the kind that captures you and pulls you in, his lyrics wrap around your soul and squeeze it so tight, like a warm and welcome embrace when you’re at your very worst. And his guitar playing, OH MY GOODNESS his guitar playing is something I’ve never been so mesmerized by, simply incredible. Not to mention his band, India Bourne and Chris Bond, these guys are also incredible, there’s nothing they can’t play or do! The music could be considered as a form of escapism, because I can promise you, that you will be in another world all together, it makes you think! it makes you want! it makes you love! It makes you feel things you were not aware you could feel! How many artists in today’s world can have that effect on someone?
I know, skeptics and true believers will all unite in thinking I’m overselling this dude, but seriously if anything I’m underselling him, don’t take my word for it, go and do your ears a favour and allow them to bathe in the beauty that is Ben Howard.
The funny thing about Ben Howard is he’s an artist I discovered a few years back, before any brit awards or nominations, and all I wanted to do was scream to the world how incredible this guy is but at the same time he’s the kind of artist you want to keep all to yourself, your very own personal slice of heaven, but that’d be selfish to all the music enthusiasts everywhere, this guy needs to be known for the talent he is.
I can’t even tell you any song in particular to go and listen to because, well each is as good as the last! And for those who already have given him a go, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
I’ll leave it there because, the rest is up to you.