With his new album 'Half Light' set for release July 3rd via Akira Records, Bristol-based producer Henry Green is sharing the final single from the record "All".
Speaking about his new track, Green said "'All' was the first track I finished for the album. I'd had a lot of rough sketches and lyrical fragments, but nothing concrete. The lyric 'Call all the words out of me' was almost written in desperation, a strange cry for some sort of release. The original production ideas for the track were actually floating around a couple of years ago, and it was sort of an ongoing project, where I'd add, take away and edit layers every week to try and create an image of how it'd feel as a structured track. Once I finally started to layer those vocal ideas in, the track formed really quickly and I abandoned it. I didn't want to keep reinterpreting and reediting something that had finally found a semi-finished form. 'All', and its nonchalant nature, ended up being the catalyst for the rest of the record."
Having left Bristol in early 2019 to settle down in a sleepy Wiltshire village, the electronic artist and producer wrote and recorded the album in his attic studio in six months. Reflecting on the experience today, the 24-year-old cites the decision to take on all production duties himself as just one of many causes of stress. "I've always produced my own stuff to some extent, but I took it too far the other way. And when you spend so much time on your own and have these two conflicting sides in your head, it's just a constant battle. And then you have these sobering moments when you realise that people are actually listening to your music..."
In some respects, Green was justified in being intimidated by the weight of expectation. Following the successes of his EPs Slow (2015) and Real (2017), and his debut album Shift (2018), he's racked up more than 90 million collective streams across platforms, and has won the respect of his peers, including former tour-mates London Grammar and Nick Mulvey, and recent remixers Cyril Hahn and Harvey Causon. And yet, their faith is ultimately repaid with 'Half Light', a record that finds Green harnessing that initial crisis of confidence to create music that's both emotionally honest and breaks new ground.
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