Singer and guitarist of the British band Gomez, Ben Ottewell has released his second solo album, Rattlebag, this past fall. With Ottewell’s distinct voice and soothing guitar melodies, Rattlebag is an album of hopeful and uplifting songs sure to make anybody close their eyes and sway along. The song “Red Dress” addresses the difficulty of learning to let one’s guard down in love and how sometimes that is the best solution. Ottewell has been touring solo in the U.K., U.S. and Australia for the past few years. Don’t miss Ben Ottewell playing at Rough Trade NYC on March 11.