The Forgotten Ghost
‘Too Close To The Sun’
Clown is Melbourne based, Scottish born, James Henderson’s 5th solo studio album and his debut under the pseudonym, The Forgotten Ghost. He composed all the instrumentation and enlisted some very talented friends to assist with the final recording.
‘Too Close To The Sun’ is the first preview of the forthcoming album. Ambitious and beautiful instrumentation characterises the new single, akin to the most lush tracks on Elliott Smith’s XO. James’ delicate falsetto carries a haunting melody through the song, ranging in atmosphere from intimacy to epic strokes.
Clown was recorded over the course of one year and was engineered and co-produced by Peter Camilleri (brother of Jo Camilleri) who has worked with artists such as the Black Sorrows, Jo Jo Zep, Renay Geyer and Paul Kelly. Clown was recorded in various locations across Melbourne including the famous Buckland room in Melbourne’s Arts Centre (home to the MSO) and was mastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios. Peter was chosen to master the record due to his work with David Bowie and the Beatles. “I feel very privileged to have been able to work with Peter, his knowledge and experience have added a beautiful sparkle to the finished recording”, says James.
James has been immersed in music his entire life. He is an accomplished singer-song writer and composer having composed music for both film, television and theatre over his 23 year career. He has previously worked under the pseudonyms Sympathy7 and The Forgotten Ghost, and has enjoyed critical acclaim through out his career. His debut Sympathy7 album Words and Music reached #8 in the French album charts. James’s music has been said to contain in influences ranging from Neil Young, Elliott Smith, The Beach Boys, Radiohead and The Beatles.
At the beginning of 2016 James set out with intention of moving The Forgotten Ghost from a solo project into a band and slowly amassed a collective of very talented musicians. With the addition of Kirsty Morphet’s stunning voice and beautiful piano, Cam Pretipino’s solidifying bass and Conrad Tracey’s thoughtful drums, the live performances so far have been extremely well received.
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‘Too Close To The Sun’ by THE FORGOTTEN GHOST will be released 3rd of February 2017.