Jack Henderson releases a new single ‘Nobody Gets Hurt’.
Available to stream or download, the track follows recent single ‘Hey Batman’ and is the latest taster for the Glasgow songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s new album.
Due for release on October 2nd via Fretsore Records, long-player ‘Where’s The Revolution’ will follow his ‘Sharkey’s Parade’ EP from last year.
Henderson says of the single: “Giving up on a dream often entails the painful acceptance of a perceived failure. Having set ourselves goals and applied ourselves to them we finally come to acknowledge there’s no cosmic certainty to how things work out merely because we dedicate our efforts to notions of being true to ourselves.
“What then remains for us is finding new meaning for our lives and reassessing what being true to ourselves might look like in light of a new reality.”
Of the 10-track album, self-recorded outside Henderson’s hometown of Glasgow, Henderson adds: “If necessity is the mother of invention then Where’s The Revolution is largely the result of that confluence of necessity and invention. Sometimes limitations can be liberating and for this album I wanted to explore what would happen if I recorded, produced and more or less played everything myself whilst embracing those limitations, both physical and financial, head on. There was no overarching manifesto and I wanted to let the songs dictate their own course and allow the imposed imperfections to constitute the very soul of the record.”
The new material appears nearly 20 years on from his debut Cheap Tattoo (2001), since which time Henderson has performed and recorded extensively across North America, Europe and Australia, including multiple tours with Americana band Over The Rhine and Canadian outfit Cowboy Junkies. He has shared stages with the likes of Buddy Miller, Sarah McLachlan and Ron Sexsmith, and recently performed on stage with Patti Smith at Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.
During his two-decade long career, he has recorded and performed in New York with Patti Smith’s producer and bass player, Tony Shanahan, and worked with Marc Ribot, (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow), David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Bruce Hornsby) and Joan as Policewoman.