‘Look how far we’ve come…’
In recent times, things have been going well for English folk artist, Henry Taylour. A former literature teacher in England and Africa, it’s clear to see that Henry’s adept command of language comes over very clearly within his musical expression.
A new single, ‘Aftersun’, out now, begins with a delicious blend of acoustic guitars and percussion. Henry’s vocals are both bright and clear; something which greatly aids the deep, poetic qualities of his lyrics. The acoustic elements here maintain the structure of the song and keep things nicely simplistic, joined later only by some subtle, mellow strings – which add nicely to the mix. As expected, with a renowned producer such as Josh Tyrell (who has worked with artists such as Van Morrison, Seal and Lana Del Ray), the end result is perfectly balanced and blended.
Speaking about the meaning behind ‘Aftersun’, Henry said: “This is a song that is about distance, time, and how that space can allow us to move forward. There comes a point when all things cool and get better, and this song is about both looking forward, whilst also reflecting on how far you’ve come.”
Coming off the back of two EPs and with a summer tour lined up, the world is looking decidedly promising for Henry Taylour. Definitely a case of ‘watch this space’.
Review by Kev Milsom