CHART-TOPPING singer-songwriter Ben Howard is back with his first new music since his number one album, I Forget Where We Were.

Howard has released A Boat To An Island On The Wall as a taste of things to come from his upcoming record, Noonday Dream.

It is his first album in almost four years which he will be showcasing songs from at Manchester’s Albert Hall on June 29.

The self-produced Noonday Dream was recorded in numerous studios between south west France and south west England, including Sawmills.

A spokesman said: “A Boat To An Island On The Wall is a typically uncompromising, richly textured epic of an introduction to Ben’s next body of work.

“The transformation and development in Ben’s writing from his hugely successful debut LP back in 2011, to the immersive darkness of 2014’s I Forget Where We Were, and now on the cusp of another new sonic phase in Noonday Dream, could and should cement his status as one of the UK’s most gifted and unpredictable of artists.”

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