Keaton Henson – ‘Alright’

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Keaton Henson has unveiled a brand new track titled ‘Alright’. You can listen to it in the player below.

Having sold out the Roundhouse earlier this year, Keaton has also confirmed plans for his biggest European headline shows to date, including a show at London’s Palladium on 18th November as well as another album titled ‘Kindly Now’.

The track ‘Alright’ was written in Los Angeles shortly after the release of Henson’s acclaimed second album, ‘Birthdays’.

Struggling with the apparent trade-off of having to put himself on display in order to make the music he loved, ‘Alright’ describes a very English way of grinning through pain (and also the sense that despite your world shifting so quickly, maybe you haven’t changed very much at all).

It’s an introduction to ‘Kindly Now’, a record which simultaneously broadens Keaton’s canvas – more electronic in places, more classical in others – yet also reflects a life-long love of Randy Newman.

‘Kindly Now’ is rumoured to be Keaton Henson’s most emotionally stripped-back album thus far, and an unheroic and unsettling examination of past loves, the role of the artist, and owning up to your own destruction – pretty deep right?

Keaton Henson will release his third official studio album, ‘Kindly Now’, on 16th September 2016 via Play It Again Sam.