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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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  • sraahjean

    kiss me while we cry to keaton henson together

    22 Apr 1:53am Reply
  • MaeAngela

    I love this man <3

    18 Apr 10:04pm Reply
  • MaeAngela

    nd, girl, you must know you are lovely You're kind and you're beautiful, too And I feel in some way I do love you But babe, I'm not in love with you

    18 Apr 10:04pm Reply
  • Cookiemv

    Release a new album , I'm begging you .

    11 Apr 1:52pm Reply
  • will-neill

    who hurt you? these feels marry me what a delicate flower u are <3

    10 Apr 5:01pm Reply
  • _raeign

    keaton henson is such a beautiful human being <3

    4 Apr 1:07pm Reply
  • Shinigami93

    I want this mans beard. [2]

    3 Apr 1:16am Reply
  • LebaSalad

    The music that hurts. In a good way if possible.

    31 Mar 12:28pm Reply
  • sraahjean

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    29 Mar 9:08pm Reply
  • sraahjean

    my beebs

    29 Mar 9:06pm Reply
  • CatastrophicEli

    No, seriously, can I marry him? Because this is seriously making me fall on my knees. D:

    26 Mar 5:24pm Reply
  • scarymovieII

    oh, i'm in love

    14 Mar 7:31pm Reply
  • a-mour

    12 Mar 1:41pm Reply
  • tunabrine

    Greatest

    12 Mar 1:30am Reply
  • Ottovillem

    WANT FUCKING SAD MUSIC TO MAKE YOU DEPRESSED??? GET ON THIS KEATON HENSON SHIT MOTHERFUCKER, NO MAJOR CHORDS IN THIS BITCH! SEXY ACTION PACKED SECOND PERSON CRITICAL NARRATIVES, SELF DEPRECATORY EXPLOSIVE INTROSPECTION! INSANE ANXIETY! ULTRA MEGA FOLK!!! (3) Fucking hell man, this is the greatest thing.

    10 Mar 3:30pm Reply
  • lemOnbush

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    8 Mar 5:22pm Reply
  • will-neill

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    8 Mar 12:29am Reply
  • clearskies

    Did this guy take Bon Iver's crown??

    23 Feb 9:22pm Reply
  • xzuzakx

    beautiful

    16 Feb 9:33pm Reply
  • meld0n

    jesus christ, you sad, sad man....

    1 Feb 5:06pm Reply
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