Keaton Henson wasn’t looking for people to listen to his music. An artist and poet from the suburbs of London, his first demos were recorded in the solitude of his home and meant as a gift for friends. Soon he was convinced to put them on the internet, leading to an outpouring of support and eventually signing with Radiohead’s agency, ATC. He’s an odd soul, afflicted with panic attacks since the age of 12 and reluctant to play many live gigs or do interviews.
Still, the beauty and pain that flows out of his music is creating a rabid fanbase that only continues to grow. “Sweetheart, What Have You Done To Us” is one of those incredibly rare, genuine songs that could only come from a place of deep sorrow. As one fan commented, “Whoever broke Keaton Henson’s heart did a damn good job of it.” And even though this music wasn’t originally intended for our ears, we’re grateful for it.