“Sonically, ‘Gloria Duplex’ is as poetic as Jamison’s previous releases… but with a more muscular impact, even on its quieter numbers, and more pronounced dynamics” – Billboard
With lyrics seemingly spun into gold and folk arrangements that are dreamy and downy soft, laced with orchestral strings and a Sufjan Stevens-worthy vocal, Henry Jamison’s new album ‘Gloria Duplex’ is a confrontation (and attempted rehabilitation) of Henry’s own masculinity – a timely meditation, deconstruction, and criticism of, in Henry’s words, “the ways in which boys in our culture are recruited into a toxic fraternity, by each other, by their fathers.”
The album which has received early praise from The New York Times, THE FADER, The Bluegrass Situation, Atwood Magazine (which called Henry “one of America’s modern folk masters”), was recorded in NYC alongside producer Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent) violinist Rob Moose (Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers) and mixer Patrick Dillet (Rhye, David Byrne).
In contrast to Henry’s first album ‘The Wilds’, recorded mostly in solitude in rural Vermont, the new album takes on a lusher, more orchestrally-influenced sound while retaining Henry’s signature lyrical integrity.
With tracks like ‘Gloria’ and ‘Ether Garden’, Gloria’s Complex paints an evolved, and unresolved, portrait of a modern man trying to improve.
This spring, Henry begins his first-ever headlining tour commencing at Omeara, London on the 5th of March and continuing across Europe.