In an era in which the magnitude of cultural sickness is coming to light, Henry Jamison
has had some time to reflect. On his second record, Gloria Duplex, the Vermont
songwriter deconstructs ideas of masculinity from boyhood to adulthood and what it
means to be a white, middle class male in America today. “All of the images that were
coming to me were of boyhood or of manhood,” says Jamison. “It ended up that every
song on the record is in some way addressing that subject.” It’s a lot to unpack.
Recorded over a two-week period in New York City during January 2018, Gloria Duplex
features an all-star cast including producer Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, The
National, Yoko Ono, St. Vincent, Florence & The Machine) string arranger Rob Moose
(Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Laura Marling, Perfume Genius, Phoebe Bridgers) and mixer
Patrick Dillett (Rhye, David Byrne, Glen Hansard).
Jamison’s 2017 debut album The Wilds has over 80 million streams and earned support
from The Guardian, NPR, KCRW, Billboard, Echoes, Consequence of Sound, WXPN,
World Cafe's Artist To Watch and more. He has also toured with artists including Big
Thief, Darlingside, Lady Lamb, Caroline Rose and Haux.