BEN HOWARD – I FORGET WHERE WE WERE

7/10

BEN HOWARD - I FORGET WHERE WE WERE

BRIT and Mercury Award nominee Ben Howard released his 2nd full length album, I Forget Where We Were, in October.  The album quickly found a place on the UK album chartsI Forget Where We Were is a strong follow-up to Howard’s debut Every Kingdom.  Howard’s unconventional guitar work is showcased from the first track Small Things and shines on tracks Rivers In Your Mouth and Conrad.

I Forget Where We Were has the ballads that Ben Howard fans have become accustomed too. On the surface the album is mellow and chilled-out, but there is something percolating underneath that gives the album its drive.  The album never really takes off, but that’s okay – it’s in the tender moments that Ben Howard’s moody and introspective lyrics are exposed.  Despite the dark mood of the LP, I suspect this album translates well live.

There’s an incredible pool of British singer/songwriters out there including Dan Croll, Bobby Long, and Marcus FosterBen Howard continues to stand out among his peers.

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