Combining whimsical illustrations with poems of love, humour and celebration of the ups and downs of being a touring recording artist, Idiot Verse is a delightful book in the tradition of Leonard Cohen and John Lennon. It’s a singer-songwriter’s notebook to himself, and the world, and sure to impress fans especially, of which Henson has many.
Keaton Henson is a musician, writer and visual artist from London, England. Already a cult hero, he has released critically acclaimed albums as well as books and sold out art shows around the world. He first came to light as an illustrator, designing everything from t-shirts to album covers for high street brands and renowned musicians, before saving up enough money to record his first album Dear... in his bedroom in leafy Richmond. After online success with his self-made music videos, he was discovered by BBC Radio 1, shooting his haunting songs into the collective conscious.
Critics on Henson’s Music:
He’s the British Jeff Buckley — The Independent
An instinctive feeling of sorrow (five stars) — The Guardian
Shocking in its purity — BBC review