Ben Howard Debuts “Walking Backwards”

Ben Howard Debuts new single “Walking Backwards”
Ben Howard photo by Toby Coulson

Ahead of the release of his new album album, Is It?, via Island Records, Ben Howard has shared a new taste of the album with “Walking Backwards.” the single is the second peak of the forthcoming record. “Walking Backwards is a song to remind ourselves you are doing just fine. A small, personal resistance to the growing pressure to conform,” Ben shares. “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.”

The album’s artwork was designed by Portuguese graphic design and illustrator Bráulio Amado.

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 Fance and put all of his focus and much of his soul into creating one of his most upbeat and uplifting records in years.

Recently, Ben kicked off his UK and European tour in Madrid. The tour will be 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 22. He is also confirmed for a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 1. All shows are listed below and tickets are available here.

Ben Howard
Is It?
Island Records

Couldn’t Make It Up
Walking Backwards
Days of Lantana
Life In The Time
Richmond Avenue
Interim Of Sense
Total Eclilpse
Little Plant

Ben Howard 2023 Tour Dates

5/19/23 – Santana 27 – Bilbao
5/20/23 – Palacio de Congresos – Santiago de Compostela
5/22/23 – Coliseu Lisboa – Lisbon
5/23/23 – Coliseu Porto – Porto
5/25/23 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona
5//26/23 – Le Rocher de Palmer – Bordeaux
6/1/23 – Royal Albert Hall, – London
6/15/23 – Fairview Park – Dublin
6/17/23 – Piknik I Parken – Oslo, Norway
6/19/23 – Carré Theatre – Amsterdam SOLD OUT
6/20/23 – Carré Theatre – Amsterdam SOLD OUT
6/21/23 – Phil Haarlem – Netherlands
6/30/23 – Rock Werchter – Werchter
7/1/23 – On The Mount At Wasing – Berkshire
7/2/23 – Down the Rabbit Hole – Beuningen
7/4/23 – Philarmonie de Paris – Paris
7/6/23 – Arena Wien – Vienna
7/7/23 – Pohoda Festival – Trenčín
7/9/23 – Sexto ‘Nplugged – Sesto Al Reghena
7/11/23 – Žluté Lázně – Prague
7/12/23 – Progresja Summer Stage – Warsaw
7/14/23 – Zitadelle – Berlin
7/15/23 – Stadtpark – Hamburg
7/17/23 – Tonhalle – Munich
7/18/23 – X-Tra – Zurich
7/21/23 – SWG3 Yard – Glasgow
7/22/23 – Alexandra Palace Park – London SOLD OUT
7/23/23 – Cardiff Castle, Cardiff
8/11/23 – Boardmasters – Newquay

Pre-order Is It? by Ben Howard HERE


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