Friday 14 August 2020

Keaton Henson - Prayer

This week saw the announcement of Keaton Henson's highly anticipated forthcoming new album for release in the Autumn. Entitled Monument, which will be released on the 23rd October 2020, the news comes accompanied by his latest single Prayer. Speaking about the record he goes on to say, “I suppose it is, at its heart, much like my first record; a collection of things I wanted to say, just so they’re out of my system, and not necessarily for anyone else to hear. I made it at home, mostly alone, to the sound of birds and rainstorms, at strange hours of day and night.But, once the bones were recorded, I was somewhat unexpectedly joined by an amazing group of people, who came to musically lift me on their shoulders, and take these unsaid feelings to another plain in terms of sound.

Continuing, he elaborates on the new single: “Prayer is a meditation on the act of preparing to lose someone, in whatever form that takes. It’s about the feeling of helplessness, and the realisation that there are no words you can say to someone before they leave that will make it less painful when they do, as much as we feel like there must be. The orchestral section is a more personal statement; I didn’t know what to say to my dad before he left and I don’t really know what to say now, so it is, for once in the record, just simply goodbye”. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Album Tracklisting:
  1. Ambulance
  2. Self Portrait
  3. Ontario
  4. Career Day
  5. Prayer
  6. While I Can
  7. Bed
  8. The Grand Old Reason
  9. Husk
  10. Thesis
  11. Bygones


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