Love Letter To A Record: Ross Henry On Why?’s ‘Alopecia’

Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one that set off light bulbs in your brain and inspired you to take a big leap of faith into the unknown – music is often the catalyst for change in our lives and can even help shape who we become.

In this series, Music Feeds asks artists to reflect on their relationship with music and share with us stories about the effect music has had on their lives.

Ross Henry – Why?’s Alopecia

Ah, Alopecia. You’re a window, a doorway, a voluntary lucid dream guided by the most glorious, imaginative approach to lyricism, production, songwriting and instrumentation.

My love has endured for ten years now. Letting you run is to sit back and watch your mind scribble crude drawings, play out filmic scenes, watch your perspective contact, expand, and morph before it all washes away as the next track emerges.

Evocative, dynamic, beautiful, a journey I continue to revisit often. What are you about? What do mean? No idea, but I think that’s one of the many reasons you stole my heart. You’re some kind of wonderful abstract sonic collage aurally and lyrically. A stream of consciousness, caught and framed. May our relationship continue to blossom for many years to come.

Love Always,


Sydney-based artist Ross Henry’s sweeping new single ‘The Birds and The Breeze’ is out now. Intoxicating upbeat electronica with irresistible hooks, it somehow manages to soothe your soul and rattle your toe bones at the same time. Check it out below.

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