The self-described Brooklinite-French-Jew took to music at a very young age and was already trained as a jazz saxophonist before he even reached his teenage years.
With a focused mind and the determination to pursue his passion for music he left the West Coast in 2005 to attend Lewis and Clark college in Portland, Oregon. After graduating Canyons moved to LA where he has since worked on multiple projects. In 2014 Canyons released his very own solo EP ‘One Thousand Plateaus’ which came out via the Brooklyn based label, Backwoodz Studioz.
Canyons has come far with his music and has received plenty of well deserved attention from the media as a result, collecting over 30,000 views on youtube alone. He has shared stages with the likes of Macklemore, Tash, Open Mike Eagle (who features on Canyons second single, ‘Post Modern Man’), Blue Scholars amongst many other talented LA artists and is set to release a brand new album, ‘Canyonland’ on the 16th June this year.
Produced by the french producer Keor Meteor, “Canyonland” has been described by Henry Canyons as:
“Canyonland is not a mythic, unworldly place or a complete invention of my imagination. It is rather, the encapsulation of my experience that became my world five years ago; that of a half-French, Jewish Brooklynite transplanted in Los Angeles. The canyon is the point of the vista. From the top you see where you stand in respect to where you’ve come from, and where you’re going. Canyonland is my experience getting adapted to this environment, struggling to do so, finding my personal and professional spheres, further embracing my identity, my challenges and success with women, witnessing a completely different lifestyle with its various breeds of people, and the place where “dreams come true.” This is my journey through the desert in the hopes of finding the oasis.”
Second single taken off “Canyonland” is the memorable “Post Modern Man” which features the additional hook-line vocals of Zoe Rose as she soulfully quotes The Who’s ‘My Generation, (‘‘talkin’ ’bout my generation”), through the closing bars of the track (listen out for more quotes that crop up in other songs too).
Post Modern Man features as today’s song of the day on my pages here
Listen to more tracks and follow Henry Canyon on his bandcamp page here