Henry Green – Closer

More than a year has passed since we heard anything from Henry Green and his 2015’s collection of beautiful, minimal electro-soul gems Real. Luckily, the Bristol-based singer/songwriter has finally returned with new music, sharing a new song called Closer, which distances itself a bit from the sound of the past. The approach is still minimalist, intimate I’d say. The song unravels around the twisted chords of an acoustic guitar, but the production is really mild, with soft percussions and sparse synths that only lap the song’s structure.

Speaking to Nylon, Green said: “I think we’re sometimes too caught up in routine to realize that we push ourselves away from the ones we love and distance ourselves from feeling like human beings. I wanted ‘Closer’ to reflect that intimacy and simplicity that I crave, whilst being euphoric and free in its production.