An artist in many forms-illustrator, poet,T-shirt designer,composer and exceptional songwriter – Keaton Henson always brings a sense of devotion to his work. You can feel that dedication and care seeping through his newly released single ‘Career Day’ which is available now via ‘Play It Again Sam’.
A song of reflection, sketched by Keaton’s rich guitar picking, fragile vocal and subtle electronics, ‘Career Day’ capture with heartfelt precision that resignation of always falling short of your childhood dreams . The track also has one of those opening lines that demands you take notice ( I’m an astronaut baby, I work in the night’) plus an accompanying film of personal family footage that really adds to the story being told. As Henson explains “ I just liked the idea of hearing an aging weary man, singing about his failings over distorted shots of his childhood, and how it colours those captured gleeful moments with the sadness of the passage of time.”
Having spent the last 3 years writing and performing the orchestral ‘Six Lethargies’, Career Day’ is the first new song- based music from Keaton since 2016’s ‘Kindly Now’ LP. His deeply personal home recorded debut ‘Dear’ first made us pause and listen in 2012 and the new single hints at a return to that delicately powerful voice and guitar framework. On the chorus to ‘Career Day’ Keaton Henson may say ‘I’m paper thin’ but there is a strength and depth to this music for us all.