Ben Howard has released two new songs, ‘Far Out’ and ‘Follies Fixture’. They’re both taken from his upcoming fourth album, Collections From The Whiteout. Take a listen below.
Talking about ‘Far Out’, Howard said in a statement: “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.”
“’Follies Fixture’ is a love song,” he added. “It deals with an apathetic period of my life searching for routine in Paris.”
Collections From The Whiteout, which was co-produced with The National’s Aaron Dessner, arrives March 26 via Island Records. Previously, Howard shared the singles ‘Crowhursts’s Meme’ and ‘What a Day’.