“B ut I like the freedom people have with songs, the fact that someone will spend the time going through them.”
“Ben Howard, a shy surfer boy from Devon, went from writing confessional ditties in his bedroom to winning two Brit Awards, selling out stadiums and wooing thousands of hysterical teenage fans along the way. It’s all good, he tells Joshi Herrmann, just don’t compare him to Ed Sheeran" …
Read the full interview for the Evening Standard here!
“I didn’t record a couple of songs on this album because they were too much,’he says. ‘There’s definitely a line you’ve got to take. About family and stuff. It was just something I didn’t want to share.”
“The whole record, we sort of switched off from everyone and disappeared for a little bit. There was a kind of breakthrough halfway through recording where we really switched off from everyone and it was like ‘okay, don’t pay any attention to anything in your head. Obviously as a writer you’re conscious of other people’s opinions, even if they’re not part of your train of thought, it’s a presence there and so the best stuff kind of came when I switched off from that but realising that that was still a part of it.” // photocredit : Anette Geneva
Ben Howard + surfing.
“T here’s a couple of waves back home that I love but I rarely get to see them anymore. Had some really good surfs in the North East recently. Fucking cold but some cracking waves shared with some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Starting to realize that the company’s almost as important as the waves.”