Keaton Henson Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by RyanRyan, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

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    Didn't see a thread here for Keaton - was wondering if anybody else here was as hyped for the new album as I am!
     
  2. ghostedaway

    aradiantsunrise Prestigious

    Really looking forward to it
     
  3. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

    Me too - for some reason I keep thinking of this as his last album? I don't know, I just think that maybe at some point he's going to tire of the intensely personal, self-deprecating works and work on something a little less intense. Like his electronic stuff or artwork.
     
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  5. ghostedaway

    aradiantsunrise Prestigious

    I sure hope not, but I'll follow whatever he does.
     
  6. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

    Oh definitely yeah. I mean, I've got a Keaton tattoo and for like over a year of my life he was all I'd listen to. I owe a lot to his art. It's just that I think he's made a lot of progress as a person (in as much as I know of the man and his anxieties) since seeing him in 2013 in a tiny little room in a museum, cowering at the crowds and having previously ran from gigs prior to the museum tour. It's like, I don't want him to be sad and alone but I'm a selfish consumer and that's what he does best.
     
  7. ghostedaway

    aradiantsunrise Prestigious

    Yeah, his health comes first. Haha. That's awesome that you have a Keaton tattoo. Seems like this thread is gonna be pretty quiet, unfortunately.
     
  8. Inna Selez

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    Keaton has own style and charm. It is easy to recognize his voice and music. Here is my favorite song and video.
     
  9. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

    Yeah, I acrually spoke to him briefly about getting it done and then emailed his management for permission - my tattoo artist said she wouldn't touch me without his permission. It was pretty cool to have his approval!

    Yeah, this is my favourite of his videos. The footsteps, the breathing, the acoustic, the added 'to your health' verse. Yes!
     
  10. RyanRyan

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    Premieres Thursday!
     
  11. RyanRyan

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    New song from his upcoming album.
     
  12. Inna Selez

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    Simply beautiful and pathetically like always.
     
  13. RyanRyan

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    Keaton Henson's new album is now available to stream. Go go!
     
  14. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Hot damn, can't wait for this. Love this guy. So wonderful
     
  15. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

    I'm three songs in and I think this is bloody marvellous...ly depressing. In a good way. I love it.
     
  16. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    So far, this is really good!
     
  17. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    Like, I don't think I could listen to this on repeat because it's so heavy, but he does such a good job capturing emotion in his songwriting.
     
  18. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

    The guitar in Comfortable Love is just. Yes.
     
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  19. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

    Keaton Henson's music has so many negative connotations for me, which I won't go into. But this new album drove me to daytime drinking. And I feel as though that's an achievement, in a stupid way. But also a massive flaw on my part. I don't know. Either way, this album is everything I wanted it to be.
     
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  20. whitenblue88

    The rivalry is back on

    I'm excited for a dreary winter morning commute where I can throw this on. I think that's when I'll truly appreciate it most!
     
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  21. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

    This is one of those albums where the environment you're in while you listen really matters, yeah. I'm lame, so naturally I drew the curtains and put it on. I can see people being put off by some of the songs being so. Well. Keaton. But I truly love this, and I'm glad.
     
  22. RyanRyan

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    Old Lovers In Dressing Rooms is one of Keaton's saddest songs, if not THE saddest. It's my absolute favourite from the new album, and it really just stings. From what I'm gathering, it essentially describes the love of his life, and muse for his previous works, unintentionally devaluing and belittling all of the songs and art he made for and about her. The conversational format, too...it somehow makes what's being said even more hurtful, despite that clearly not being her intention. Having followed Keaton's music for years now, and knowing how lonely and upset he's been over failed romances, it's just an awful thing to hear summarised in a simple conversation. It's so human.

    'Was it really that worth writing about? They say your record deal is over now. Did you love me like the way you wrote? I'm afraid so.'

    'And was it really how you sing it dear? All I remember was the blood and tears.'

    She doesn't feel half as strongly about their fleeting romance, has moved on, and clearly hasn't given it much thought since. She just jokes about him being famous and how surprised she is that he's still writing about it. Man. It's just really difficult to listen to, especially as I've been in a remarkably similar situation. I'm not one to be like 'oh, me too! I know your PAIN, this song is about MEEE', so I won't try to compare it and go into depth - I'm sure everybody has something in common with Keaton's music. I don't know though. This is such a sad, sad album. Maybe I'm being dramatic.
     
  23. Letterbomb31

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    I've never listened to him before, but definitely going to check this new album out as from what I've read it sounds like something I would enjoy.
     
  24. RyanRyan

    faint metronome on my left side

    Start with The Lucky EP. Trust me. To Your Health is scathing and sad, and that EP is one my favourite pieces of music.
     
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  25. zmtr

    born in a hurry, always late

    Have only heard "The Pugilist" but wow... what a fucking song.
     
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  26. zmtr

    born in a hurry, always late

    When is this actually out?