If you caught Halls‘ “Aside” on Pigeons & Planes last weekend and loved the gentle, rustic charm of the song, you’re in for a treat. And if you missed your first chance to enjoy the young London artist’s beautiful, billowing sounds, now is the time to correct that error. Love to Give, the second album from Sam Howard under the name Halls, is an engrossing and bewitching listen, which mixes some of the choral arrangements that were so prevalent on his debut album Ark with much more pronounced guitar and drum parts.
Put this album on, let yourself be drawn in by its subtle beauty, and about an hour later you’ll stumble back into reality, realizing you’ve been totally lost in Halls’ world. Premiered on Dazed alongside a short interview, you can listen to the whole album below.