Boomkat Product Review:
Smoky, with a hint of beard, the new album from Keaton Henson sounds like the perfect present for the most sensible person in your life. Maybe that’s you‽ 180g vinyl, housed with exclusive, hand-signed and numbered art print. Edition of 1000
“‘Behaving’ is the new electronic side-project from singer-songwriter and composer, Keaton Henson. Released via The Vinyl Factory on physical for the first time, this first edition hosts a limited art print handsigned and numbered by the musician.
After two years of working on his, yet untitled, followup to the critically acclaimed ‘Birthdays’, Henson decided to close the door and begin experimenting with electronics and new ways of creating his sound. The result of his exhaustion and brief window of time is showcased in through this record, 'Behaving'.
'Behaving' is an entirely self made record, mostly recorded in the dark, with many lyrics and vocals improvised in one take. It is a dark and, at times, unsettling exploration of love, ego and the creative process.
Despite his inability to read or write music, ‘Romantic Works’ was surprise-released on the same day of Henson’s biggest, immediately-sold-out show to date (headlining London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall at the request of James Lavelle). It quickly picked up plays across Radio 1, XFM, Classic FM and Spotify’s viral chart (Keaton has a fiercely loyal, million-plus following on Soundcloud alone) and climaxed with Henson staging a DIY, immersive production of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons for two-sold out nights at Oval Space, in association with The Barbican.
In recent months Henson has completed a full-length score for the ballet ‘Young Men’ with Balletboyz and choreographer Ivan Perez, his first collection of Poetry entitled ‘Idiot Verse’, and an illustrated songbook with Faber.”