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Henry Louris Still Feels ‘Just Like Before’

By Jaci Jedrych

Multi-talented creative Henry Louris is releasing his second track, ‘Just Like Before’.

The Fairfield, Connecticut native began writing melodies in the most simple manner there is– humming songs to ease anxiety, graduating to an acoustic guitar as a teenager. Since childhood, Louris has balanced his two creative passions for painting and music. As a graduate in Fine Arts, his education in visual arts heightens his skills in musical arts.

“Louris’s work explores themes from Greek mythology, Jewish mysticism, and Kriya Yoga, drawing inspiration from his meditative experiences and the dichotomy of bliss and pain that accompanies traveling deep into the subconscious. He engages with these themes through both embodying and satirizing archetypes, taking on and addressing different personas in his lyrics.”

‘Just Like Before’ pulls from progressive folk with drum machines, layered vocals, and cutting riffs. The sound is big and crunchy but enriched with the warmth of a garden on a summer day. The long instrumental passage adds a sophisticated edge to the unique song.

Fans of The Decemberists or Radiohead should check out Henry Louris. Check out ‘Just Like Before’ below or find it on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify.

Jaci Jedrych

Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.

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