Tackling the wide array of features in the platform mixed with doses of self-awareness therapy, the song feels like the anthem of the social generation – one in love with attention but dying desperately underneath as the platforms extrinsic reward systems hijack our senses of self-esteem and value in the most creative and amusing ways.
“It’s a conversation I’m having myself really about my own dilemma – as an artist, social platforms are my vehicle for everything, and as a human being they are way too addicting to be healthy.” The song is as addicting as the platforms it’s writing about. It’s an absolute earworm that, full disclaimer, will be ringing around in your heads for a while.
ABOUT STEPHEN HENDERSON
Just as strange as a surprise as the song was to our ears, was learning about the creator, Stephen Henderson, an enigma kind of an artist who is a combination of Ivy league philosophy and simple island living. With a booming vocal range from bass to soprano, Stephen Henderson is an eclectic singer/songwriter, multi-media geek, production junkie, lover of meaningful stories, multi-instrumentalist and looper artist, who has a knack for writing bops, country songs, island radio tunes, melancholy music and cinematic ballads.
The range of his musical tastes, history and influences are as wide as his voice. Stephen derives his acoustic soulful style from influences such as Jack Johnson, Allen Stone, Alabama Shakes, Trevor Hall, Ry X, Lake Street Dive, Vulfpeck, Fiji, and Earth Wind and Fire. His fusion of genres give him a unique palette to paint a pocket with.
In the last decade as an artist he has performed with notable hawaiian acts such as Willie K., Kaumakaiwa Kanakaole and multi-grammy award winner George Kahumoku Jr.; recorded with multi grammy award winner Dave Thomas of Take 6, and country legend Kris Kristofferson in small and intimate settings. He also co-produced the acoustic reggae rising star Leilani Wolfgramm, and was featured in the song ‘Dreams’ which he co-wrote with producer Robot Koch on his album ‘Hypermoment’.
Raised in the small town of Hana, Maui, Hawaii, Stephen was brought up in a musical family, and had his first taste of the music industry touring with The Jets at a young age, while his father managed them in the 90’s. His passion for music was fueled when his family moved from Los Angeles to the small town of Hana, Maui where Stephen was inspired by country legend Kris Kristofferson to begin writing his own music at the age of 12. Since then he has written over 200 songs and holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music, Science & Technology, emphasising in Music Cognition and Audio Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. He has traveled and lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Boulder and New Zealand and Salt Lake City before settling down in Hilo with his family trying to balance the daily life of being a remote tech worker, young father, and artist.