Ben Howard is pleased to share a new track, “Sorry Kid,” from his forthcoming album, Collections From The Whiteout. The record, his fourth, will be released this Friday, March 26 through Republic Records.
Sorry Kid is loosely inspired by the story of Anna Sorokin, the Russian born German woman who, after moving to New York City in 2013, posed as a billionaire heiress. She was eventually charged with multiple counts of grand larceny and in 2019 was imprisoned for 4-12 years. She was released earlier this year. Musically, it’s an atmospheric mood-setter that taps into the general aura of Collections From The Whiteout, and is another tantalizing taster to a special record.
Last week, Ben shared details of an exclusive one-off global live stream event to celebrate the release of the new record. Filmed at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, UK, Ben and his band will perform new album tracks for the first time. This show marks the first band performance since the conclusion of a worldwide tour in January 2019, which culminated in a sold-out four night run at Brixton Academy. The film will be streamed as live on April 8 at 8pm locally including 8pm EST as well as 8pm PST. Tickets are available here.
As previously announced, Ben’s pair of shows at London’s Royal Festival Hall in September have now sold out.
To date Ben has shared 4 tracks off Collections From The Whiteout – “Far Out,” “Follies Fixture,” “Crowhurst’s Meme,” and “What A Day.” Collections From The Whiteout heralds the first time Ben has opened the door to collaboration, working The National’s Aaron Dessner on production, and a team of players from the likes of Big Thief, This Is The Kit, and Dayes. Strings were orchestrated by Bon Iver/Laura Marling collaborator Rob Moose.