Track 5: Glad To Be Grey


While making this album I decided that I wasn’t going to limit myself by staying within a certain musical genre.  So far most of my music (especially what I’ve posted on here) could be described as 1990s influenced indie rock.  This hasn’t been particularly intentional, the songs just seem to have developed in that way.  I have made electronic music under different pseudonyms but previously never felt it to be suitable for the Henry of Wall project.  For this album though, I decided there was nothing stopping me and from this point of the album, the tracks become less generically predictable.  For anyone familiar with DAWs, you will know that there is a cornucopia of electronic sounds available and it’s impossible to resist dabbling with them.  Unintentionally, this track ended up incorporating a mid to late 80s pop sound and I didn’t see any reason not to leave it that way.

The theme of the song is similar to that of “Lonely Quadrant” and expresses again the experiences of not committing oneself to one set of ideologies.  It acknowledges the fact that while we can’t please everybody, it is vital that we weigh things up rationally and think for ourselves instead of being easily swayed by empty soundbites and throwaway terminology.


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