10 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With a voice reminiscent of a young Steve Forbert and unflinching, honest lyrics worthy of Mark Kozelek, the London-based singer/songwriter and illustrator Keaton Henson evokes a private world just a few degrees removed from those of Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver, Conor Oberst, and others to whom he's often been compared. His own stage fright has made him even more famous among the underground and clued listeners into empathizing ever deeper with his gentle, emotionally true songs. Yet lest you think he's all sensitive singer/songwriter, the humor of "Kronos" will set the record straight. And where his 2010 debut, Dear…, was a beautiful lo-fi expedition, Birthdays lets the sound open up ever so subtly. The deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks—"Milk Teeth," "If I Don't Have To," and "On the News"—that are among the most powerful and most detailed of Henson's career to date. 

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With a voice reminiscent of a young Steve Forbert and unflinching, honest lyrics worthy of Mark Kozelek, the London-based singer/songwriter and illustrator Keaton Henson evokes a private world just a few degrees removed from those of Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver, Conor Oberst, and others to whom he's often been compared. His own stage fright has made him even more famous among the underground and clued listeners into empathizing ever deeper with his gentle, emotionally true songs. Yet lest you think he's all sensitive singer/songwriter, the humor of "Kronos" will set the record straight. And where his 2010 debut, Dear…, was a beautiful lo-fi expedition, Birthdays lets the sound open up ever so subtly. The deluxe edition includes three bonus tracks—"Milk Teeth," "If I Don't Have To," and "On the News"—that are among the most powerful and most detailed of Henson's career to date. 

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings
Payton...$$$$ ,

Keaton. An incredible man.

Keaton is truly an incredible man. The most amazing and thoughtful poet and songwriter. His music isn't for everyone, but it's certainly my type. I am obsessed and in love with his voice and his lyrics. This is such a wonderful album and I suggest you give it a try if you enjoy this type of music. Truly beautiful.

PeaceLoveHappiness< ,

Bless a man..

I cannot seem to state enough how well thought and labeled every song and every album Keaton has ever laid out for us. Poetry in the form of music, much greater than any force I have ever faced before. I have dreamed to his songs, danced to his loneliness, and began anew to the prologue of his life. If you have not heard enough praise yet, Keaton Henson, let me be one of the many that have failed to speak. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

AnnikaThornburg ,

in the flesh

not gonna lie bought ‘you' because it was on in the flesh

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