By Staff on July 2, 2012
Ben Howard is an artist whose work is understated, although his debut album Every Kingdom has received much praise overseas. It's even a certified Gold record in the U.K. On this side of the Atlantic, however, Howard is in uncharted territory.
Howard's "Old Pine" is a song that weaves guitar chords with emotion. It's as good as any folk that is available today. And just like folk is meant to be, "Old Pine" is a song that relates to the humanity in us all. Whether we live on this side of the Atlantic Ocean or the other, we all share what it means to be human.
Everything Everything, has remixed the Devonshire-based artist's song, providing yet another interpretation of the lyrics. "I've come to know that memories / Were the best things you ever had," sings Howard. Certainly, this is a line as haunting as his voice sounds. But rather than focus on the song's melancholy, Everything Everything chooses to highlight the memory that makes the songwriter so happy.
"We stood / Steady as the stars in the woods / So happy-hearted," Howard repeats over and over in the remix.
Do yourself a favor, and listen to "Old Pine" (Everything Everything remix) below.
Howard will also partake on a U.S. tour beginning in September fresh off his first West Coast tour where he sold out dates in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Check out his tour dates below.
Ben Howard tour dates:
18, Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
19, New York, NY - Webster Hall
21, Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
22, Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
26, Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
27, Minneapolis, MN - Vartsity Theater
29, Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
30, Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
02, Seattle, WA - The Neptune
04, Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
06, Hollywood, CA - The Fonda Theatre
07, Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
09, San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
12, Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival