“I write a lot about movement – both physical and emotional,” says Henry Green, who, aged 22, has two cult adored EPs and an album, over 27m Spotify streams and shows with London Grammar and Nick Mulvey to his name.
“Music is an escape for me, so I try and escape to somewhere less chaotic and slower in pace when I'm creating.” The result is a sound both subtle and cinematic (he dreams of one day scoring for film) that combines intimate, confessional songwriting with an obsession with electronics that has built in him since age 16.
“I’m inspired by the production of artists like Four Tet, Mount Kimbie and Bonobo. I love the collision of acoustic and synthetic sounds in music, completely contrasting elements that somehow work in harmony,” says Green. “I’m also a huge fan of Jon Hopkins, Ólafur Arnalds, and Nils Frahm (“my dream collaborator”). The use of space in their music is so powerful; each sound somehow isolated, unobscured and left to be appreciated.