As both an artist and musician, the unique talents of Keaton Henson are one of the most compelling in the current musical landscape.
Branching out for his second record Birthdays, the South London singer-songwriter has hooked up with the likes of Jesca Hoop, Tyler (Band of Horses) Ramsey and ubiquitous drummer Matt Chamberlain. The resulting songs are a beautiful, tender listen that ultimately rewards the brave. Henson’s music brims with a catharsis and self-examination unlike any we’ve heard in a long time.
Hooking up with Keaton a few weeks back, he gave us a rendition of ‘You’ from Birthdays that made our spine tingle. We’re loathe to use the word ‘fragile’ – it’s too easy a word to throw out there – but perhaps there is no other.