Howard’s ‘Extended Play’ Is An EP We Could Chill With Forever

Laidback, psych pop

Photo: Sonya Kitchell

As days start getting warmer, we need a record that helps us digest our thoughts and just lets us chill our neurons. Howard’s new EP, Extended Play, is a compilation of five tracks that helps us step out of our routines and reflect on our own larger, abstract issues. “Modern Love” is a piano-fueled anthem that throws you into a kaleidoscopic loop. In “Saturn Return,” Howard taps into the inevitable identity crisis that we face every 29 years according to astrology. His struggles with his own doubts is also found in “Old Mountain Boy” where Howard presents us a younger version of himself questioning his decisions while hoping for the better. The final tracks, “Save What’s Lost” and “Waiting In The Garden,” is Howard’s own process of letting his old self go:

“I’ve been thinking differently about instrumentation and been forced to break out of my box,” shared Howard. “It informed the music I’ve written, because composing for TV needs to be so lush that I craved a more core aesthetic in my own music. For these songs, I tried to be more specific with my sound palette.”

Howard will be playing an EP release show with Sonya Kitchell and Arc Iris tonight:

2/19 – The Sultan Room (New York, NY, USA)