Tuesday, 20 December 2011

TUESDAY BLUES! Keaton Henson - You Don't Know How Lucky You Are

Keaton Henson - You don't know how lucky you are (2011)
 
My lovely wife introduced this to me just the other day....when asking what it is like, she said:-
"...it's sad - you'll love it... " and she is right! I played it about 5 times in a row....

The 23-year-old songwriter from London first came to light as an illustrator and visual artist (he has had exhibitions worldwide and will publish a book this autumn) had never intended for his music to be heard as he hates performing live as he suffers from "crippling panic attacks". Fortunately (or is it unfortunately) for him, he has been put forward by Radio One as one of their ones to watch in 2012.

I just can't believe I hadn't heard of him before! As a fan of Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, he's certainly got some elements of all three, with a fragility, that comes across that seems genuine. He's gutted!
"....I've decided not to perform..."
Upon further reading I discovered he's released a video in March 2011 for a song called Charon - which shows a puppet committing suicide - and has had over 30000 views.  This boy is certainly sad - we'll have to watch him!



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20 December 2011 at 09:31

I just blew up my barbie and my best teddy!

Great stuff, is this guy for real I ask myself? Ian and the boys may have a new friend, very very soon!

Hope he does some more stuff but he better be quick!

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20 December 2011 at 09:51

I know!!! Absolutely mesmerising, perfect for the Tuesday Blues.

I even went on his website and he's got a few videos all of which are in a similar vain. The sadness lives on! I looked at buying his CD ('cause that's what I do) and the CD sleeves are all hand packaged, limited to 400 copies (all are sold out). Really think I'm going to like this chap! http://www.motivesounds.com/release.php?rID=15

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20 December 2011 at 10:02

Interesting new discovery. I hope he's actually happier than he sounds! Nice videos, too.

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sfw
20 December 2011 at 10:04

Doubt it - he looks gutted....which is always good for music!

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24 January 2012 at 09:59

Oh god, listening to this whilst still in bed wasn't a good idea. I don't want to ever get out if it! Saying that, I did enjoy his fragility and wouldn't mind hearing another song or two to hear if he's got variety.

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