Romantic Works is the third studio album by English musician Keaton Henson. The album features cellist Ren Ford on the majority of songs within the album. It was released on June 16, 2014.
The album is entirely instrumental, and it features cellist Ren Ford on every song except for "Preface", "Petrichor" and "Nearly Curtains". Keaton Henson described the album's music as "bedroom classical", as it was recorded in his bedroom. The album was inspired by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Henryk Górecki, Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Saint-Saëns.
He said about how the songs are instrumental that "the pieces on it are the in-between moments when I found it all too much to write a clever rhyme." He also said "as someone who writes songs about my own experience, as honestly as I can, I find myself looking for new emotional wells to draw from all the time. But over the years I have found there are certain subjects I have been unable to mine." The second song on the album is "Elevator Song", which he said "wrote while daydreaming and thinking about a breakdown I had in an elevator in Glasgow."
On June 16, 2014, the album was released without any prior announcement or promotion and streamed on The Guardian's website. It was released as a digital download and on CD. A deluxe vinyl edition was later issued via The Vinyl Factory, initially in a run of six limited editions, each of 100 copies. These quickly sold out and were followed by a further run of 1000. Those copies sold out quickly as well and were followed by another printing. A non album song called "Sand" was also made as a free download not long afterwards through his online store. The first video, for "Earnestly Yours", was released on 4 July 2014, premiering on Clash. On 2 September 2014, he released a video for "Healah Dancing".
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