Enthralled by soundtracks and pop music in all its forms, Howl updates classic motifs to create a signature aesthetic. Intro/ducing strings and lush orchestration to dazzling effect, he is comfortable with both wide/open song structures and intimate headphone tracks. With this album Howl reveals his true talent as a songwriter and arranger, mixing well/crafted storytelling with a dry wit, it is also more am/bitious, touching on themes of idol worship, friends and the family unit. Howl had always been a fan of James Murphy and wanted to emulate, in his own way, the experience that LCD Sound System had when they recorded This is Happening, where they went to a mansion in L.A. and all dressed in white and uploaded clips of them hanging out and recording. RIYL> Leonard Cohen, Pulp, Deer Hunter, John Lennon, Blur, The Proper Ornaments, My Idol Family, which follows on from his 2015 debut Sir Vices.