Ben Howard/Small Things

To be honest I didn’t really get Ben Howard’s latest cd up until now. I kinda found it boring. i know, his style is slow and introspective, but I always found it lacking of character. Then yesterday I had an epiphany… and while I was on cab home from the office at 3.30 am, “small things” came on the radio. I figured Ben Howard is a “situational singer”, meaning it obtains a significance when you live his songs in a particular moment, in a particular place, with a particular light, etc. Magically everything makes sense. And that magic doesn’t work for all artists! At least not for me.

But apart from all this useless gibberish I would like to recommend a few of his songs (especially from the old album “Every Kingdom”, which I really liked).

A essere sincera non avevo avevo apprezzato appieno il cd di Ben Howard sino ad ora. L’ho sempre trovato un po’ noioso. Lo so, il suo stile e’ lento ed introspettivo, ma mi e’ sempre parso un po’ privo di carattere. Poi ieri ho avuto un’epifania… e mentre ero sul taxi verso casa, tornando dall’ufficio alle 3.30 del mattino, e’ passata “small things” alla radio. Ho realizzato che Ben Howard e’ un artista “situazionale”, nel senso che ottiene significato soprattutto se vivi le sue canzoni in un  momento particolare, in un posto particolare, con una luce particolare, ecc. Magicamente tutto ha senso. E quella magia non funziona con tutti i musicisti! Quantomeno non per me. 

Ma a parte tutti i discorsi inutili ci tengo a consigliare le mie preferite (segnalo il vecchio cd “Every Kingdom” che mi piace molto).

 

Of course “Small things” from the album “I Forget Where We Were”

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and “Only Love” from “Every kingdom” album

 

Also, i suggest “Gracious” also from the “Every Kingdom” album

 

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