This is the latest single from the Devon based, guitar wielding genius that is Ben Howard. Esmerelda is taken from The Burgh Island EP that was released at the end of October. Although I’ve only recently been listening to Ben Howard’s music, there is a definite change in these 4 tracks since his last album. The Burgh Island EP is dark, brooding, foreboding, a world away from the blissful charm of Every Kingdom. Both Howard’s guitar playing and vocals, however, remain as masterful as always.