Earlier this year, Ben Howard shared his new album Collections From The Whiteout. Now, he is the latest to join NPR for their Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series, performing intimate versions of tracks from the record as well as old and new songs.
Opening the set with the album’s opening track, Howard gives an acoustic performance of “Follies Fixtures”. Swapping out for an electric guitar, Howard begins “Far Out”, another track from the LP. Following shortly after, Howard treats fans with a striking version of “I Forget Where We Were” from his 2014 album of the same name. Lastly, Howard debuted a brand new song, “Oldest Trick In The Book”.
The set takes place in what could be an office – Ben sitting behind a desk, with a potted plant, a bookshelf placed perfectly to the side and yellow-patterned sheer curtains. The performance sees his adventurous latest album in a new cozy and warm light.
Watch Ben Howard’s Tiny Desk performance below.
More About Collections From The Whiteout
Ben Howard was known for his laidback folk roots however has evolved greatly over the years. Collections From The Whiteout was released on March 26th 2021 and is the follow-up to Howard’s 2018 Noonday Dream. The new record sees Howard move past his comfort zone as it strays sonically from his earlier works. Aaron Dessner (The National, Big Red Machine) was a major collaborator on this album, also alongside all-stars such as James Krivchenia (Big Thief) and of course, Howard’s bandmates India Bourne and Mickey Smith.