Editors’ Notes BRIT Award-winning folk-rocker Ben Howard spent time in southwest France and Cornwall, England, creating Noonday Dream; the result is some of Howard’s most impressive and immersive songs yet. Where his debut Every Kingdom favored catchy hooks and rhythms and I Forget Where We Were introduced meditative darkness, Noonday Dream is, as the album title suggests, a series of unpredictable yet brilliant scenes that disappear too quickly. Ambitious tracks “Nica Libres at Dusk” and “A Boat to an Island, Pt. 2 / Agatha’s Song” move like short films, with Howard’s low voice providing poetic narration. “Murmurations” closes the album with a moving sentiment: Ignore the outside noise and be present for what matters.

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Nica Libres At Dusk
1
6:34
 
Towing the Line
2
3:55
 
A Boat To an Island On the Wall
3
7:10
 
What the Moon Does
4
5:20
 
Someone In the Doorway
5
4:56
 
All Down the Mines (Interlude)
6
0:46
 
The Defeat
7
5:53
 
A Boat To an Island, Pt. 2 / Agatha's Song
8
4:53
 
There's Your Man
9
4:38
 
Murmurations
10
6:15
 

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