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Keaton Henson

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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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