Moving with a stroke of brush in one hand, and of smoke screen, in the other, the virtual reminiscence of HENRY BLACK’s songs are a tale to behold. Each and every time (and space) digs deep at the heart of Mount Olympus, as the gods of the old and the forever nonchalant hash out the immediacy of the now and life’s rent payment.
The juxtaposition of Henry’s lyrics, are delightfully formulated with a quaint and the significant’ all as the malign but empathetic chorus of a life is revealed within the folds.
Texture is iridescent through out his newest single ‘Y G S’, as it hurls you into that space of time and reality. It decadently resides with poignant keys and guitar strums, in the best traditions of Hank Williams and of the fantastical imaginations of story tellers down the line (like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen).
With Henry’s skills, you want to be enveloped and coddled into a kind of majesty that you’d never felt before.
Moving from Montana in 2015, the now NYC based artist signs it loud and clear with urban-folk dynamics. With an equally prominent method of music and storytelling distortion, Henry is that smiling and friendly conifer of a man and an artist, whom secures more of the Universe (and its Universal salvations) inside his innate compunction for the delightfully macabre. Maybe just like most of us, a tinge of masochistic urges bubble up to the surface, depicting the mandatory frustrations of the world, and within his footprint. The nasty, the unfair, the drivel, the banal – all converge in an overbearing sonnet to reveal the real self of a man, an artist, a work in progress. Even in the face of success.
Seriousness is what Henry is all about. Thought-provoking is what Henry brings to the table. A convergence of those elements are his ingredients first. And while you listen, it becomes apparent of that exact fact – rightfully and quickly.
And we think Henry’s just glorious and magical.
Let’s get engrossed.
See Henry next at his single release show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge July 21st with The Minks and Old Lady.