Ben Howard- Esmeralda

Ben Howard – Esmeralda

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Although noticeably darker than his previous album, Ben Howard’s shift towards a heavier mood on his latest track ‘Esmeralda’ is certainly a move in the right direction. He has kept all the good parts of ‘Every Kingdom’ with his statement fast, flowery and fabulous fingerpicking guitar and sultry southern vocals with an injection of a new murkier side that works very well for him. The track is tight and almost stiflingly claustrophobic as it contains you and entangles you beautifully. He may not have won the Mercury but Ben Howard is certainly back on spectacular form.

Isabel Bryant

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