Photo by Roddy Bow

Today is a good day because Ben Howard is back.

The English singer-songwriter and Variance favorite has returned with a massive, seven-minute track called "A Boat to an Island on the Wall," the first preview of his upcoming third album Noonday Dream, which is out June 1 via Republic Records. 

The mesmerizing new cut comes after quite a wait, nearly four years after his last album, I Forget Where We Were, which was among Variance's Best Albums of 2014.

Noonday Dream was written and produced by Howard himself, with production contributions from his past collaborator Mickey Smith. In addition to the new music, he has also announced a round of new U.K. shows, with North American dates forthcoming.

Hear "A Boat to an Island on the Wall" below.

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