The Wolves (song)

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"The Wolves"
The Wolves Single cover art
Single by Ben Howard
from the album Every Kingdom
Released 3 June 2011
23 February 2012 (re-release)
Format Digital Download, CD
Recorded 2011
Genre Folk, indie folk
Length 3:18
Label Island
Writer(s) Ben Howard
Producer(s) Chris Bond
Ben Howard singles chronology
"The Wolves"
"Keep Your Head Up"

"The Fear"

"The Wolves

"Only Love"
The Wolves Single (re-release) cover art
Re-Release cover art

"The Wolves" is a song by British singer-songwriter Ben Howard. It is the second single from his first studio album, Every Kingdom. It was released as a single in the United Kingdom on 3 June 2011 as a digital download and on CD. It entered the UK Singles Chart at number 97 and reached a peak chart position of 70. The single was re-released on 23 February 2012 containing one extra version of the song. The song was written by Ben Howard and produced by Chris Bond. The cover art was designed by Owen Tozer. It is a re-recording of the original version found on the These Waters EP by Ben Howard. The song finds Howard using fairy tale lyrics to lament about human nature.[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "The Wolves" was released on YouTube on 22 June 2011 with a total length of three minutes and nineteen seconds.[2] The video is also included on the deluxe edition of the studio album Every Kingdom.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Wolves" 3:18
2. "The Wolves" (Acoustic) 5:37
Total length: 8:55

Chart Performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
UK Chart[4] 70
UK Streaming Chart[5] 47
Belgian Chart (Wallonia)[6] 27

Release History[edit]

Country Release Date Format Label
United Kingdom 3 June 2011
23 February 2012 (re-release)[7]
Digital Download, CD Island


  1. ^ The Wolves by Ben Howard - Songfacts (Accessed 5 May 2013)
  2. ^ YouTube - Ben Howard - The Wolves
  3. ^ iTunes Store - Ben Howard - Every Kingdom (Deluxe Edition)
  4. ^ "UK Chart". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  5. ^ "UK Streaming Chart". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Belgian Chart". Ultratop. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  7. ^ iTunes Store - Ben Howard - The Wolves