BEN HOWARD SHARES NEW SINGLE “WALKING BACKWARDS”
LIFTED FROM FORTHCOMING NEW ALBUM IS IT? RELEASED JUNE 16
UK/EUROPEAN HEADLINE DATES ON SALE NOW INCLUDING LONDON’S ROYAL ALBERT HALL FOR JUNE 1
19 MAY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Ben Howard releases Walking Backwards, the second track to be lifted from his fifth studio album, Is It? released on the June 16, 2023 through Island Records/Universal Music Canada.
Listen to "Walking Backwards" HERE
Smouldering in a maelstrom of cut up samples and driven beats, Walking Backwards is the second introductory track from the forthcoming record, and another richly textured, experimental pop song that identifies another shifting of sonics for this most storied and unpredictable of British musicians.
Ben on "Walking Backwards": "Walking Backwards is a song to remind ourselves you are doing just fine. A small, personal resistance to the growing pressure to conform. To let go of the constant expectation that we should be striving for more and ploughing forever forwards.. You are doing great, keep up the good work."
Ben and his band recorded Is It? over 10 days in the Le Manoir de Léon studios, nestled between Bordeaux and Biarritz in the South of France. It was produced by Bullion (Westerman, Nilüfer Yanya, Orlando Weeks). The ten-song record is a lush and sonically splintered album which captures Ben working through some intense moments of seismic shift having experienced two mini strokes (Transient Ischemic Attacks (ISAs)) back in early 2022.
Following a series of inconclusive hospital tests, Ben headed back to France and put all of his focus and much of his soul into creating one of his most upbeat and uplifting records in years.
Pre-order/pre-save Is It? HERE
This month, Ben kicks off a UK and European tour in Madrid at La Riviera on the May 18th, hitting cities through Spain, Portugal, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the UK including an already sold-out show at London’s new Alexandra Palace Park on July 22nd. He headlines the Royal Albert Hall on the June 1st.
Remaining tickets for all headline dates are on sale now via www.benhowardmusic.co.uk
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