Review of Ben Watt – Hendra (Unmade Road)

Ben WattOne half of the celebrated electro duo Everything But The Girl, Ben Watt trades in beats for an intimate collection of songs that showcase his strengths as a songwriter. The influence of Jackson Browne, the iconic John Lennon and more ring throughout the album but are more definitively heard on songs such as “Spring”, “Forget” and “The Heart Is A Mirror”. While the subdued track “The Levels” and “Young Man’s Game” both stun the listener with their simplistic beauty, there is nary a bum track to be found on this introspectively lovely collection of songs.