Henry Green Returns With Beautiful Single ‘Isla’

A pathway to his new album...

Henry Green has shared new single ‘Isla’.

The English producer’s excellent 2018 debut album ‘Shift’ melted together analogue aspects with glitchy electronics, reminiscent of Four Tet or Jon Hopkins. 2020’s ‘Half Light’ bore witness to his creative evolution, and now he’s ready to take his next step.

‘Isla’ opens his new chapter, and it’s a drifting slice of digital melancholia. Deeply moving, his sound-sculpting capabilities come to the fore, with snippets of vocals recorded by Andreya Triana.

He comments…

‘Isla’ was originally a sample based beat that naturally developed into a vocal based track. The groove was always integral to the idea, along with the vocal cuts, originally from a session I did with the wonderful Andreya Triana. I built around those elements, leaning in to more organic, live sounds… rich layers of trumpet, sax and strings to juxtapose the more delicate keys and tuned percussion.

It always felt like a slight departure from my usual style, so I did find myself questioning it regularly, shifting parts around and retracking elements until it felt natural. It definitely feels like this song could’ve taken so many different routes, but I finally settled on this arrangement. I love the way the drums feel, and I love the simplicity of the lyrics.

The best part? There’s more on the way – Henry Green will release new album ‘Familiarity’ on September 13th.

Tune in now.

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