When you hear the lyrics on the original track, you might think, what in the hell is happening? Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” is by no means a deep song but Ben’s cover had me really wondering if he called her. I am really into it and it’s awesome to see someone take a song like this in a whole other direction. Ben’s album Every Kingdom is out now.
He describes himself as a “keen surfer”, and recently gave a series of beachside gigs in aid of keeping Britain’s shores “barefoot-friendly”, but if you’re about to parkour your way to any conclusions, don’t. Ben Howard most certainly isn’t the “UK’s answer to Jack Johnson”.
Read the rest of BBC’s review of Ben’s album here.