To mark the release, Henderson unveils its title track “Where’s The Revolution” with a new video – a rousing call-to-arms and the final taster before the long-player hits the shelves this week.
Speaking about the track, Henderson says:
“Societal change is a slow moving beast. It seems we are all too frequently persuaded to endure extended political and economic oppression in the interest of some ‘greater authority’. We know all too well institutionalised power will not give up its privilege willingly, but as Malcolm X said, “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation.”
Self-recorded outside Henderson’s hometown of Glasgow, it’s one of ten tracks that sees the UK singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist on inspired creative form to deliver a solo album in its truest sense. Of making the record, Henderson says:
“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.”
Respected by musos and musicians across the globe, Henderson has performed and recorded extensively across North America, Europe and Australia, including multiple tours with Americana band Over The Rhine and rootsy 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.
Nearly 20 years on from his acclaimed debut ‘Cheap Tattoo‘ (2001), Jack Henderson has lost none of the spirit or guts that set him apart from the songwriting pack. An artist on a creative streak once more and with plenty left to say, he’s now readying the follow-up to his applauded ‘Sharkey’s Parade’ EP of last year (also released by Fretsore Records). On 2 October 2020, Henderson returns to the label with a full length studio effort of strident prowess and arresting character that demands to be heard: ‘Where’s The Revolution.’
Expressing his excitement for the upcoming release, Ian Sephton, owner of London-based indie label Fretsore Records says:
“Seeing Jack play live in 2018, I was very impressed with not only his songwriting but Jack’s captivating solo performance. So when I learned that Jack had 10 newly recorded songs, I was delighted that he agreed to release them on Fretsore.”