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“Keaton Henson spends his time alone, writing songs and sometimes drawing, he doesn’t like to talk about himself.”

“Crippled by anxiety since childhood, to the point that he rarely goes out or plays live, the wondrously bearded Keaton is the archetypal tortured recluse who channels his emotions not into shopping or clubbing but his art: he’s a skilled illustrator too, of bare-boned drawings that are as starkly delineated as his guitar-playing.”

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London-based singer/songwriter and illustrator Keaton Henson rose from self-imposed obscurity to having a cult following thanks to his critically acclaimed debut Dear… Henson spent much of his time alone, and this intense privacy almost derailed the release of his music, which he had never intended for public consumption. Such was his avoidance of the limelight that he has been known to respond to his e-mail-only interviews with answers simply drawn in his unique style to convey his answer. Compared with such luminaries as Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, and Bon Iver, Henson channels his naked tales of heartbreak and loneliness to a soundtrack of gently strummed guitars and haunting melodies. He originally self-released Dear… via Bandcamp in 2010, before he began to gather a fan base and hype through word of mouth and blogs. This alerted his sublime songwriting talent to Sony, who re-released the record in 2012. His shyness extended to deep-set stage fright, which prevented him from playing comfortably in front of audiences.


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  • Skelebore

    thank you

    5 Feb 8:21pm Reply
  • a-sleep

    ma baby ♥

    4 Feb 4:54pm Reply
  • the-wimps

    baby I'm lying to you.... found it on ultimate-guitar and just played it along until I layed myself to sleep. nailed my heart!

    31 Jan 8:33pm Reply
  • citizenKC

    omfg, fell in love with his voice and singing style when heard him

    21 Jan 8:35am Reply
  • 0hDeer

    "This guy looks like a hobo, but makes good music." what's not to love?

    19 Jan 5:55pm Reply
  • Goodbye_Shin

    This guy looks like a hobo, but makes good music.

    13 Jan 7:10pm Reply
  • aneasthesia

    What an outstanding artist. Leaves me shivering and speechless.

    5 Jan 8:11pm Reply
  • JakeDownMusic

    Does anyone know if He plans to release another album that is not instrumental? I really like Romantic Works, but I like his other style as well- So just curious-

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Ioliya

    From Russia with love) Great sound!

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Viiiikt

    Обложки альбомов просто невероятные.

    25 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dozingreen

    Keaton Henson is pure poetry. [2]

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • unpopularaunt

    anyone have a copy of the dear 12"? i really want one but theres no more..

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • AndrezaMarvelli

    Keaton Henson is pure poetry.

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
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    1 Nov 2014 Reply
  • nevary

    i liked 'dear' a lot.... but 'romatic works' should be in the top albums, too. it shows perfectly how talented he is.

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
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    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Liverald

    in the flesh <3 [6]

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • umaraphaela

    Ele é feito de arte, da cabeça aos pés.

    28 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Dima_M

    Wow, this guy is amazing.

    25 Sep 2014 Reply
  • stvnkzmnv

    can someone recommend me similar albums to romantic works? not very knowledgeable about contemporary classical, but i know basics.

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
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