Our characteristic collection Observe by Observe permits artists to run by means of each tune on their latest launch. As we speak, Andrew Hen breaks down his newest album, Inside Issues.
Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Andrew Hen returns right this moment (June third) along with his latest full-length LP, Inside Issues. Impressed by complicated ideas awoken by silence and the concept of thresholds, Hen appears to be like to supply knowledge on the luxurious 11 tracks.
Hen has all the time remained busy. Prolific in his creative output, no matter type which will take, he appears to have an unquenchable thirst to create. Preceded by 2019’s My Most interesting Work But, 2020’s holiday-themed Hark!, and 2021’s collaborative These 13, Inside Issues marks Hen’s fourth album in as a few years. In the identical time interval, he’s additionally taken up appearing (take a look at his efficiency in Season 4 of Fargo), scored a Judd Apatow movie, and nabbed his first Grammy nod.
After all, a minimum of within the final two years, his workload existed inside the confines of the pandemic. At the same time as Hen continued to work, he confronted moments of isolation, stillness, and silence — similar to all of us. New questions and pursuits got here in consequence: the complexities of all of it, the thresholds of categorization, and, after all, Joan Didion.
“You simply don’t know what’s below the floor, be it the land, the ocean, our pores and skin. You might be whistling away, projecting contentedness, when actually there’s a swirling twisted mess beneath,” Hen tells Consequence. “Trying up, there’s the knowable universe however until you get into astrology, you’ll discover the celebs don’t owe us something.”
As regular, Hen is ambitiously tackling some grand concepts. To get to the guts of those questions, Consequence linked with Hen for unique perception into the songs on Inside Issues. Try the album beneath, adopted by Hen’s full Observe by Observe breakdown.
Hen can be gearing up for his first full-band tour in practically three years, which he’ll co-headline with Iron & Wine. Seize tickets right here.