By: Staff –
Emerging singer-songwriter Henry Chadwick is back with his new single “Mind’s Eye”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
“I had this chorus wedged in my head a couple years back and it stuck around long enough for me to want to turn it into a song,” said Chadwick. “It’s jangly and fun and trippy with some introspective-type lyrics. It’s about zooming out a bit and realizing that you think about yourself might be different than the way you come off to others – sort of a realization that you don’t know everything and neither does anyone else most likely. I hope you enjoy it!”
“Mind’s Eye” will make you long for the early aughts, back when indie rock got infused with such raw emotion. Within one listen to this song, it will bring you back to a time where you played music as loud as you possibly could through your car’s speakers. The unfiltered sense of honesty is something that Chadwick provides on the new track, which does sometimes feel to be in relatively short supply of late in the indie world. The whole of the sound virtually consumes the listener, and the best thing to do with “Mind’s Eye” is to simply surrender to it’s whims.
Chadwick draws influences as much from music of the past (The Beatles, The Kinks, T-Rex, Nirvana, David Bowie etc.,) and from current artists who keep pushing forward stylistically and sonically. Chadwick makes catchy, thoughtful and usually energetic music with a unique perspective, edge and charm, and is often compared to The Strokes and Mac DeMarco. Chadwick was raised in a studio environment, his father being an engineer who worked out of Cherokee studios in Hollywood through the 1980’s and continued to record in his home studio in the Santa Cruz Mountains moving in 1989 to raise a family. Chadwick has been playing in bands and learning how to record music since he was a youngster. He also spends time playing drums in the touring roots-rock band, The Coffis Brothers and fronted the band My Stupid Brother.
“Mind’s Eye” starts off strong with a raging series of riffs that virtually crash into each other as they circle Chadwick’s vocals. Guitars offer jagged edges on the tension-filled verses with their ability to go from soft contemplation to hard riffs which feel spirited. Tempos are pushed to the breaking point bringing the whole experience to a thoughtful conclusion.
Chadwick lays down some impressively powerful riffs mixed with emotive verses that touch the very soul. “Mind’s Eye” is taken from Chadwick’s upcoming album, We All Start Again, due out on October 29 via Swoon City Music.