"I laugh with my friends because I don’t know if that means we play the same music as all the shit, or we’ve somehow escaped onto mainstream radio?"
"The day we put out the album set something into motion that I was no longer in control of. For me it was a huge day of relief, to finally put down something permanent, whatever impact it had. That record has flooded my world with all the good and bad I could have ever hoped for. I can’t explain how different my life is from what it was; there’s not a day that goes by when I’m not grateful or shell shocked."
"I think as a songwriter you write about what you know about. I think there’s a few really bad songwriters that write stuff about what they don’t know about and that becomes really weird so I do’nt know, I know a lot about fields and the sea and you know I’ve spent so much time in cities now that maybe the next album would be some sort of like city songs about like drug dealers and brothels and stuff like that and like hardcore songs!"
if i ever get into contact with ben howard himself, i will let him know for you:) 😊
big big love, Ben and Boris the Van.
"So here’s the pickle I’m in.."
“I don’t think my music qualifies as any sort of life lesson or holy message. Music is about memories and something that you can physically attach to so many different times in your life. I’d love to leave people with music that they hold close. If they appreciate the songs, that’s more than enough for me.”
— Ben Howard on "What message would you like to leave the world with your music?"