'Night Songs' Now Available For Preorder

Night Songs' is now available for preorder on CD and Digital here

Here's a note that puts the album into some kind of context:

At the end of my twenties I was in two bands that were breaking up, going through a bad time with the girl I love and working night shifts. Most of the time I’d finish work around 1 to 3 am and walk home, stepping around the broken glass and vomit on the pavement. On weekends there would still be a few people milling about the kebab shops but more often than not I would be alone save for the ghosts and the occasional fox. It’s strange seeing London so quiet and still, like the scene of a big party long over. It can be a bleak and lonely time to walk the streets but there’s something romantic about it too and it’s a good time and place to sift through your thoughts .

I was always exhausted round then but my body had given up on sleep and every night I’d lie awake for what seemed like forever watching the light brighten into morning. I hadn’t written a song for some time but then in the middle of one of those long nights something resolved itself and I started writing and kept on writing for a whole month.

This album comes from those late walks home and that time around 5am when grey areas seem to fade and you see things with a kind of desperate clarity. You feel fear and panic a lot stronger then but you also feel your resolve in it’s most crystallised and pure form.

Ultimately due to various things the album took a year and a lot of struggle to complete but I’m really proud of it. It was written at and about a point in my life when I realised I wasn’t that young anymore and had to really start fighting if I wanted to be happy. But it’s also a kind of ode to that strange, beautiful and lonely time of night when the city closes down, everything is still and you feel like you’re the only person left.

Hope you like it.

Ben