Keaton Henson - Healah Dancing
The album is entirely instrumental, and it features cellist Ren Ford on every song except for "Preface", "Petrichor" and "Nearly Curtains". Keaton Henson described the album's music as "bedroom classical", as it was recorded in his bedroom. The album was inspired by Arvo Pärt, Philip Glass, Henryk Górecki, Edward Elgar, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Saint-Saëns.
He said about how the songs are instrumental that "the pieces on it are the in-between moments when I found it all too much to write a clever rhyme."
He also said "as someone who writes songs about my own experience, as honestly as I can, I find myself looking for new emotional wells to draw from all the time. But over the years I have found there are certain subjects I have been unable to mine."
The second song on the album is "Elevator Song", which he said "wrote while daydreaming and thinking about a breakdown I had in an elevator in Glasgow."
The first video, for "Earnestly Yours", was released on 4 July 2014, premiering on Clash. On 2 September 2014, he released a video for "Healah Dancing".
He has also released a wordless graphic novel called "Gloaming", published by Pocko, which is "essentially a field guide to a spirit world beyond our reality", and a book of poetry called "Idiot Verse". Henson suffers from anxiety and as a result, rarely plays concerts.
Henson soffre di ansia e, per questo motivo, raramente si esibisce in pubblico.
Ha inoltre rilasciato un romanzo grafico, Gloaming, pubblicato da Pocko, che è "essenzialmente una guida per un mondo spirituale al di là della nostra realtà" e un libro di poesia chiamato "Idiot Verse", uscito tradotto in Italia nel novembre 2017 per Giovane Holden Edizioni.